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We've been kayaking in the Cook Islands since we started going there. This year we finally decided to kayak at home. I have a tow kit on the Porsche but we decided we didn't want to pull stuff. After looking around we decided to get Hobie Inflatable kayaks because they fit inside.

Our dogs are small and demanding. Go faster, let us swim, need to pee, why can't we all be in the same boat. Still once everyone gets settled it's a soothing activity:)

Mostly we go to prairie lakes in Alberta and Saskatchewan. We took them with us out to the West Coast and had a blast.

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Went to Peck Lake, no dogs.

Saskatchewan lakes have sandier beds so not as much algae. Dogs were happy to stay home, it's a long ride on a bump road in a kennel. We went for a walk after yard work was done.
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06/08/2017
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Does retaining the name promote discussion of residential schools?

I don't think it does unless you go there. I certainly had no idea who it was named after, just that it's a good school. There's something to be said for naming institutions in a neutral manner.NAIT, SAIT, BCIT,SIAST.

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First trip with the dogs for the year.

Took awhile for the dogs to settle but eventually they did. Wind came up on the way back. Apparently it doesn't matter where you are, get of lakes around lunch time as that's when the motor boats come out.
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18/07/2017
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Yakking sans les chiens.

It was so quiet without the peanut gallery insisting we stay very close together and they liked seeing us when we got home. We'll take them out with us for sure when we're on holidays but Milo and Duffy get vocally restless.
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25/06/2017
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First Kayak of the year. No dogs.

Fred got a new rudder and we're out of practice so we thought we'd leave the dogs at home today. It was a beautiful morning. Saw ducks and geese. Looking forward to the season.
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22/05/2017
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I miss summer.

That's Duffy swimming beside Fred.
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Last kayak for the year. No rush to get out.

Just another paddle around Sandy Beach. Dogs don't come when it's just one kayak going out or we're just minutes up the road. I'll be wearing a jane suit and jacket. Later it's cleaning the yaks and finishing this week of course work.
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25/09/2016
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Almost the last time for the season I think.

Another wet suit trip without the dogs. Fred was water detecting so I paddled around the lake. Tried the seat in the low setting, nicer for paddling. All those upper body exercises have paid off, went out for over an hour and shoulders/arms feel good enough to do yard work when I got home. Got a couple bushes cut back so they can be transplanted.
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17/09/2016
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Getting close to the end of the season.

When I first wanted to get a kayak it was so I could kayak while Fred metal detected. This is the first time we tried this out - the dogs stayed home. I paddled instead of using the mirage drive, it was relaxing. I also got the chance to put away the kayak myself, deflating and folding into the bag. Very doable for this older woman:)

Next season I should have the S8 (provided it's waterproof) I find I miss a lot of shots fiddling to get my phone out of the waterproof pouch. No I'm not getting one of those hefty life cases.
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10/09/2016
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