Folks, for the 2nd time on my kayak trips, I am looking for an individual, man or woman to paddle the Inland Passage with Mid May to end of June. Approximately 1,200 miles, 20 miles a day is 60 days, pleanty of days for weather. The last time I did this on the Yukon the guy lasted about 400 miles, then I had to send him down the river. He was a smoker (didn’t tell me) and a hacker and one of those guys that knew everything but knew nothing.
I am not going to go into my experience, but you can go to www.1indsob.com and click the Journal tab and read some of the journals of my trips. I have paddled in excess of 10,000 miles.
Why a partner this time? I am getting older, will be 74. Would like someone to share the potential bad weather and crossing with who has some “tide” experience.
I am not a marthone paddler. I do not push, I get up early, get my miles in and then hit the bank and get camp set up.
If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested please contract me.
We would leave from Whitbey Island and paddle to Skagway, take the ferry back. I have a “knock down” tandem Feathercraft and my Service Dog Stormy goes on all of my trips.
This year my plans are to go to Beleize for mid Nov to end of Dec. Then over to Santiago, Chile to paddle down the country on rivers and lakes. Then to Patagonia and spend a few days at a fly fishing lodge some folks from Bend, Oregon own. Then back to Bend, Oregon, paddle the Inland Passage, when back to Bend, immediately fly to Irkisku, Russian to finish the 500 miles on Lake Baikal I didn’t get finished last summer because of a health issue.
I know my capabilities and my limitations and have never, never had a near mishap or a serious bear encounter.
Dave Scott Best to email me.