Greatest Hits “And Misses” of the Tsunami Rangers!

April 4, 2016

ShareBy Captain Jim Kakuk The following stories go along with the YouTube release of the full-length version of the Tsunami Rangers Greatest Hits. You can still buy the DVD on this website but now it’s free to download! At the end of this post click on the link and be sure to add your comments […]

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The Same But Different: Advantages of Getting to Know One Place Really Well in Your Kayak

March 14, 2016

Shareby Barbara Kossy and Nancy Soares Editor’s note: Thanks so much to Barbara Kossy for her thoughts on this topic and for the great photos of Elba. And thanks to her and to everyone I’ve paddled with at Pillar Point for all the great memories! Barbara: There’s an obsession with bucket lists, bagging peaks, hiking every […]

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Epsom Salt: The Kayaker’s Friend

February 22, 2016

ShareNow I’m retired I spend my time pursuing mostly physical interests. Yoga, martial arts, skiing, hiking, camping, and kayaking are pretty much what I do. In order to keep vigorous and resilient I have a regimen. To stay healthy, I eat right and get plenty of sleep, regular massages, and take at least one Epsom salt […]

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In Memorium Eric Soares August 1, 1954 – February 1, 2012

February 1, 2016

ShareEditor’s note: Thanks to my son Nick for this segment of Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. At this point in the poem, Ulysses (the speaker) is walking to the port, soon to depart. Here he begins his final thoughts before departure as a sort of swan song essentially rounding off his reasoning for leaving again […]

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Kayak Resolutions 2016

January 11, 2016

ShareI was at something of a loss as to what to do for the first blog post of the New Year. It was weird. For nearly four years I’ve managed to keep the blog going to honor Eric’s posthumous wish and it’s been fun. Searching for copy I’ve enjoyed trips to Kauai, Sardinia, and the […]

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The Magic of Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary

December 14, 2015

ShareEditor’s note: This is our last article for 2015. We hope you have enjoyed our adventures! Stay tuned for our next post in January 2016, and have safe Holidays and a wonderful New Year!    Text by Steven El Rey King Photographs by Scott Becklund and Paul Hammond There are many amazing reserves, national parks […]

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Kayak Elba – Your Next Destination?

November 23, 2015

ShareBy Barbara Kossy Editor’s Note: Barbara Kossy has been kayaking the Mediterranean since 1996. She has been to Elba a number of times and it’s one of her favorite kayak destinations. I set up my life so I could travel, and when I travel to paddle I kayak in Italy, paddling the Island of Elba […]

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Sea Kayakers, We Are “Seekers of the Horizon”

November 2, 2015

ShareEditor’s note: Will Nordby, the author of Seekers of the Horizon, began sea kayaking in 1971. He has written for Oceans, Explore, Canoe, Sea Kayaker, River Runner, Small Boat Journal, and Ocean Sports International. He was also the originator of the Sea Trek Paddle Float, a sea kayaking self-rescue device. He worked for KRON-TV in […]

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Rangers’ Retreat – 30 Years On

October 12, 2015

Share By: Captain Jim Kakuk and Dandy Don Kiesling FIRST RETREAT In 1985 Eric and I were on our way to the Port Townsend Sea Kayaking Symposium to do our first presentation, ‘Ocean Survival Swimming‘. On the way we stopped in Southern Oregon at Boardman State Park, and went on a mini expedition to explore […]

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Spring Waters 2015 – A Sea Kayak in the Desert

September 21, 2015

ShareEditor’s note: Thanks to Rebekah Kakuk and Robert Kendall for being my travel buddies and helping with the photos. Sometimes we deviate from sea kayaking and wander into the desert. As Tsunami Ranger Capt. Jim Kakuk heads off to Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada and the smoke from thousands of acres […]

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