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HEADLINES

  • Kayaker Shot on Maryland Creek - NBC Washington (DC) - April 14: A kayaker was shot on open water Saturday night in Anne Arundel County, Maryland Natural Resources police said. David Seafolk-Kopp, 56, of Reston, VA, launched his kayak into Bodkin Creek from a friend's home near Pasadena about 4:15 p.m. to go stargazing. About 10:30 p.m. he stopped paddling to take a rest and saw a bonfire and heard what sounded like a party, police said. That's when he saw a laser-like red dot on his abdomen and suddenly felt an excruciating amount of pain, police said. The bullet entered just below the sternum, hit his ribs and lodged in his back. Seafolk-Kopp wasn't sure exactly where he was on the creek, WBAL reported. He couldn't make it to shore until about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He told authorities he paddled very slowly for fear of overturning and drowning.

  • Ignored dugout canoe now a 1000-year-old rarity - Star Tribune (MN) - April 11: A long-neglected American Indian dugout canoe is suddenly the main attraction at a Long Lake museum. New tests show that the old canoe, unearthed from Lake Minnetonka 80 years ago, is more valuable and rare than first thought — estimated to be nearly 1,000 years old, the oldest of its kind in Minnesota. "We've always thought it was 200, 300 years old," said Russ Ferrin, a retiree who runs the Pioneer Museum. "And then they came back and said it was 1,000 years old. It totally shocked us."

  • Have kayak, will paddle... in the front lawn? - The Courier-Gazette (ME) - April 10: Winter was pretty harsh on us Mainers this year. It is the first long, cold and snowy winter that we have had like this in well over a decade. It got to the point where I was driving by lakes and ponds and imagining a giant electric heating blanket being laid across them to melt away all of the ice. The itch to get my kayak out was a persistent one, and one that grew more and more as spring neared... I dragged my kayak down my driveway, dug out my paddle and grabbed my camera. This event was going to be documented. If anything, I was sure that it would give people a good chuckle and maybe relieve some of the winter blues we all get up here in the Great White North

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"First Crack"
My first crack at kayaking last year, threading my way through a pressure crack formed by recent flooding.
Submitted by: Malcolm Robertson - Muskoka, ON, Canada

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