October 20, 2012
I have been paddling for over 15 years. I routinely will do longer trips between 10 and 20 miles and paddled around the island of Crete in the Mediteranean which gave me some ocean experience and a lot of beach-landing practice. i also have experience in building kayaks and with fibreglass repair. what i paddle, i usually have built. also have developed a very reliable sweep role....try to keep it fresh with pool practice during the winter and rolling during summer paddles.
i own a strip built night heron, and a stitch and glue west river 180 and CLC 17LT.
i have a desk job, so getting away and being in the outdoors is how i keep my sanity. i do it to relax. i also enjoy 'exercise' paddles where you take a couple hours and really get a work out. i also like teaching people who are new. recently i built a boat for my daughter . she is becoming an excellent paddler.
enjoy paddling with others who are just nice and easy-going. happy to teach and help people who are interested in the sport. always looking to improve my own skills too.
Hi, i am howard and i live in bethesda. i am an avid paddler in the DC area and am usually out two times a week during the season.
lovin' it! thanks chuck!