November 5, 2011
I enjoy the outdoors (water, especially) and enjoy experiencing new things with others. I have a regular paddling buddy (Jenny Scala). Being networked with a group of like-minded people will expand the possibilities to enjoy local--and other--beautiful places.
Not-quite-advanced, by our new rating system. Wouldn't call my roll a "combat roll" yet; haven't rock gardened; but comfortable with self- and partner rescues; launching and landing in moderate surf. Comfortable navigating, though only a few times navigating by compass in the fog. Modest night kayaking experience (have a deck strobe, in case). Have safety/towing/signaling/radio equipment/camping gear.
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Yes. Closed deck touring (Wilderness Systems Zephyr 160)
Retired IT services professional; began kayaking in the Fall of 2010. Enjoy ocean and inland kayaking, multi-day trips.
The idea of a meetup group is terrific, and the people I've met have been friendly, inclusive and like-minded about loving the water and wildlife.