Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A day with Captain Jim Kakuk

Jim Kakuk is a co-founder of the Tsunami Rangers and this years Kayak Newfoundland and Labrador Retreat guest.  The Tsunami Rangers are a team of extreme sea kayakers and have spawned, or more accurately, inspired, a number of similarly motivated kayakers such as Neptunes Rangers, the Hurricane Riders and The Ocean Dragons.

He flew in last night from California and staying at our home for a couple of days before the Retreat.

Its a long haul to Newfoundland from California so today was an easy day taking in a tour of The Rooms, the provincial museum, a walk downtown St John's and a look at Signal Hill ...

... to see if Cape Spear could be seen.  Unfortunately, it was hidden in the fog.  It was windy and cold.  We didn't stay long on the hill but did get a good view of ...

... the harbour and city scape of St. John's.

I think he enjoyed the day.  I know I did spending a day with one of the pioneers on extreme sea kayaking.  Will he inspire any kayakers in Newfoundland to push the boundaries?  I think he already has, a least a few of us as we begin to build the necessary skills incrementally.

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