Sunday, July 29, 2012

Great Ames Adventure Race 2012

I was at a photo workshop last year during the GAAR race and missed the event, but I was given photos to use for this year's poster, and here it is!  I'll be there this year;  I hope we'll have a record number of participants.

Ragbrai 2012

Heat was definitely an issue the first five days of Ragbrai this year.  But, as you can see from these happy faces, participants had a great time and kept smiling. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

River Dog

'Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring.'  ~ Denise Austin

Thursday, July 5, 2012


 My attempt to stand up in a 20 inch wide kayak ended as anticipated, providing multiple opportunities to practice my re-entry skills.  It was good and necessary to practice;  I think my shoulder is headed for full recovery.  :)

Everyone gets into the fun!

John Pearson demonstrates a perfect re-entry and roll.

John and Doc perfect the 'Unconscious Kayaker' Rescue.  This was originally reviewed in Sea Kayaker Magazine as a bow rescue, but John and Doc managed to figure it out from both the bow and stern angles. 

Andy practices his roll.  

                                                       Here we go again!  This is fun.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Art of Story-Telling

 Even with the fireworks in the background, celebrating John P's up-coming birthday with a brilliant sun-set and mystic full-moon wouldn't have been complete without the traditional campfire.  John's artful story-telling had the gathered paddlers at the edge of their 'seats' until late into the night.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Meadow Flowers

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. ~ William Wordsworth