Dear Friends and Paddlers,
Happy Holidays everyone! Greetings from your Jolly South Bass Island Kayak Rendezvous Kayak Elf!
I know everyone is tied up in the hustle and bustle of the season, but it’s time to be a little selfish. It’s time to think of warm summer breezes, lush green islands, time spent in a hip hugging cockpit, and it’s time to get off your butts and make your camping reservations for the 13th annual South Bass Island Kayak Rendezvous (SBIKR), June 9-11, 2017!!! Get your sites early and as usual we’ll pack the park!
The ODNR campsite portal is open and you can make your reservations by clicking on:
I also have a special announcement. This year’s Pot Luck speaker will be Michael Gray, owner and founder of Uncommon Adventures. Michael Gray founded Uncommon Adventures in 1984. With nearly 30 years in the business, Michael is one of the most experienced instructors and guides in the country. He’s led trips all over the world including Alaska, New Zealand, Greenland, Iceland and Central America. He is an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer and a Level 4 instructor. He also holds certifications in Canoe and SUP instruction. As part of the 2017 SBIKR, Michael will be offering a level 3 ACA coastal kayaker instructor course.
Click http://www.sbikayakrendezvous.com/amenities.html for more info, timeline and registration information. The course will include a day of level 3 assessment (June 9) and then three days of ACA IDW instruction, Sat, June 10-Mon., June 12).
Of particular note is Michael’s reputation as a phenomenal backcountry cook. His guests often say they don’t eat as well at home as they do on Uncommon Adventures trips. Michael’s cooking presentations/demonstrations are among the most popular sessions at the country’s leading kayak symposiums, and his articles appear in major kayak publications, websites, and his cookbook! Michael will be our keynote presenter at this year’s pot luck dinner. His presentation is entitled Seal Soup and Other Deserts.
For more information and a full list of activities, visit. http://www.sbikayakrendezvous.com/