Berkeley, CA

Member since:

November 29, 2012

Why are you interested in this Meetup?

1 Upper body exercise to balance my bike-only life style. 2 Also, I save lives and miss being around people who need to drop everything if "man overboard" alarm sounds! 3 Other interests: My favorite thing to do in Berkeley is to go to UCB lectures with over 100 scientists and ask: "Can I see a show of hands: How many agree with me that the 'Normal Healthy Human Mind' is defective?"..... and have only 1% raise their hands! :-) Life is sometimes like "an ocean of nuttiness to vigilantly navigate!" Let's Practice!

What skill level are you? It really makes no difference if you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced kayaker. We ask so we can better plan our trips.

I took a roll class ~30 years ago... so I need another one... I have 100s of hours

This is YOUR group! Tell me what you'd like to gain from being a member. Would you be willing to suggest and host paddles?

1 gain: find a tandem partner so the boat keeps going when I get tired! 2 When they originally flooded StevensCreek reservoir I "kayaked among the tree tops". 3 I just bought a GoPro and want to try it out (up to) 60 meters down near Monterrey. 4 Radio controlled boats with wifi GoPro to explore culverts, etc? 5 Launch the waterproof GoPro video camera into the air (with a parachute attached... or with a hot air balloon?)(while it's filming).

Do you own your own boat? If so, is it a sit on top or closed deck?

I'm "in between" boats... I've got my eyes on: http://www.costco.com/Pelican-Pulse-100X-Kayak.product.11762163.html

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Intro: retired NASA software QA engr. Wanted to leave the country and was told to move to "People's Republic of Berkeley."

What jt is saying about this Meetup Group

The Theme Song to Gilligan's Island TV show: "If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow[their boat] would be lost! the Minnow[their boat] would be lost!" 2 CG Is Everything I'm often surrounded by meditators who talk about "centering" and I have no idea what that is... with boating you want your Center of Gravity below the water line if possible 3 Archimedes principle: "the upward buoyant force exerted on a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the [levity/]weight [of the sense of civic/civil/humor of the kayakers that buoy you up] 4 We achieved a "high-high tide" by "Following the MoonShadow"... which is a Cat Stevens song: "And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan, and I won't beg, Yes if I ever lose my legs, [I'll invent an amphibious kayak]"

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