As of today,
I have been here in Iraq for 6 months, and have worked 84 + hours a week in intense weather conditions.
Having done this, I am now able to purchase a sizable boat for doing coastal kayak tours.
Over the past few years, some of my kayaking friends shared that they would like it if there was a safe place to get out of the elements at day's end, and so, I have responded accordingly.
To do the south west coast of Newfoundland in a kayak, either alone or with a group can be challenging and one of the most rewarding experiences known to the wilderness kayaking enthuiast.
My plan is to provide a safe dry place for my kayaking friends.
In doing so, I will offer kayak tours down the south west coast of Newfoundland, from Rose Blanche through Francois.
To make the experience more manageable I have added to my flotilla a 40 foot long-liner.
This will enable me to provide an option: Other than sleeping in the wilderness and fending for one's self, the kayaker or kayakers can paddle all day and spend a night on our newly acquired " Name to be disclosed" long liner.
After paddling all day one can come aboard and relax while a nice hot meal is being prepared for them, they can take a shower, and retire to nicely made bunks either in the forward cabin or in the aft cabin.
In the morning they get back into the kayaks and do the day and meet us at a pre-established rendezvous point.
Needless to say, I am pleased at how things have come together for this phase of our new venture.
I am excited and can't wait to get back home to go to Placentia Bay and retrieve our boat.
So kayaking for me has become more than a way to play, but has enabled me to share my experience with those who want to soften their approach to doing the coast.
I write this post from a MWR computer just north of Baghdad Iraq, and I am doing this on my 1/2 hour lunch break.
Needless to say, today, I am like a child who can't wait until Christmas day.
Hopefully I will see you and your friends on the coast that offers the most!
All things work for good to those who serve the Lord!