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Couple commutes to Manhattan by kayak

July 17, 2013:

For more than a year, Zach Schwitzky has kayaked from the beach of his Hoboken (NJ) apartment across the Hudson to a Manhattan pier and then wheeled his vessel 10 blocks to work. On a good day, the entire journey takes less than an hour.

"There's probably a much easier commute," he said, "or a way to be much lazier in commuting."

Zach doesn't need to tell this to his girlfriend and coworker Milhelm Calderone. She said she never imagined paddling to work when she signed up -- with Zach or his company.

"No way," she said. "That was not in the job description."

A kayak may look at home in an ocean, near a lake or even on a river like the Hudson, but it tends to stick out on wheels rolling up a Manhattan street.

"We get some funny looks," Zach said.

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