Editor's Note: Thanks so much to all the Rangers who participated in writing this post. Another team effort in the bag! Happy New Year, everyone! Lt. JG Nancy Soares: For years there were no women Rangers. Then John Lull sponsored Deb Volturno, … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers! – Cate Hawthorne
Just in Time for Christmas – Sea Kayaking Books!
Who doesn’t enjoy curling up with a good book in a warm house on a cold winter day, with maybe a crackling fire or a hot drink besides? With Christmas coming this seems like a great opportunity to mention some of the wonderful sea … [Continue reading] about Just in Time for Christmas – Sea Kayaking Books!
Salute the Sea! Propitiating the Ocean for Enhanced Sea Kayaking
Sailors are notoriously superstitious. Just as there are no atheists in the trenches of war, there are no atheists in the storm troughs of the sea. Something about the ocean, its vastness, its depths, its many unknowns, cues an ancient, ancestral … [Continue reading] about Salute the Sea! Propitiating the Ocean for Enhanced Sea Kayaking
September Love – A Tsunami Retreat Retrospective
Editor’s note: Thanks to Michael Powers, Steven King, and Jim Kakuk for their photos of past retreats! Thanks also to Dave, Don, Eric, Misha, Steve, Deb, Paula, Scott, Jeff, Cate, Dennis, Michael, Gordon, and Jim who are all represented in these … [Continue reading] about September Love – A Tsunami Retreat Retrospective
Rolling With Covid-19
Editor's Note: Much gratitude to my teachers Ashlee and Jon from Sundance Kayak School in Galice, OR; TR's Jeff and Cate from Liquid Fusion in Ft. Bragg, CA; Jackie from Ashland, OR for the feedback; son Nick and brother-in-law John for taking … [Continue reading] about Rolling With Covid-19
Rolling on the Rogue! A Women’s Whitewater Clinic
Editor’s Note: This post covers the Womxn's Holistic Paddling Clinic offered by California Women’s Watersport Collective in tandem with Sundance Kayak School of Galice in the Rogue Valley of Oregon that took place on June 18 – 21 this year. 2020 … [Continue reading] about Rolling on the Rogue! A Women’s Whitewater Clinic
Meet the Rangers! – Scott Becklund
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in our Meet the Rangers! series. Previously we’ve introduced Tsunami Ranger Admiral and Shaman Michael Powers, Vice Admiral Jim Kakuk, Commander Deb Tortuga Volturno, and Lieutenant Commander Steven El Rey King. A … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers! – Scott Becklund
A Study in Brown – Waste in the Wilderness
Editor’s Note: With apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (A Study in Scarlet) and gratitude to my son Nick Wantz who came up with our title we bring you a discussion of poop in the wilderness. As more and more people adventure farther afield the … [Continue reading] about A Study in Brown – Waste in the Wilderness
Playing in Tide Rips With A Sea Kayak
by John Lull Editor's note: It's great to have another article by our talented Tsunami Ranger John Lull. Welcome back, John! Thanks for the informative post and for the awesome photos, taken from the Golden Gate bridge by your lovely wife … [Continue reading] about Playing in Tide Rips With A Sea Kayak
Nature is Your Guide by Harold Gatty – A Review
Editor’s note: Harold Gatty was born in Campbelltown, Tasmania in 1903. He went to school at the Royal Australian Naval College, and became one of the world’s great navigators. In 1931 he was placed in charge of Air Navigation Research and Training … [Continue reading] about Nature is Your Guide by Harold Gatty – A Review
Meet the Rangers – Steven El Rey King!
Editor's note: This post introduces Steven "El Rey" King, one of our most enthusiastic Rangers. Here is Steve telling the story of how he first met the Rangers. Thanks to Admiral of Vice Jim Kakuk, Capt. Deb Volturno, and Paula Renouf for their … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers – Steven El Rey King!
In Memoriam Eric Soares August 1, 1953 – February 1, 2012
Editor's note: Every February we pause to honor Tsunami Ranger Commander Eric Soares, co-founder of the Rangers. This year we offer the Fear of Death poem written by Chief Tecumseh. Eric loved to read about Native American Indians. His home … [Continue reading] about In Memoriam Eric Soares August 1, 1953 – February 1, 2012
Certification – What’s the Point? The Tsunami Rangers Take On Sea Kayaking Certifications
Editor's note: This topic arose during one of our Tarp Talks on the Tsunami Retreat in November, 2019, and we'd like to share our thoughts on this very important subject. In the past, the Rangers have been vilified as a bunch of chest-beaters, … [Continue reading] about Certification – What’s the Point? The Tsunami Rangers Take On Sea Kayaking Certifications