"Joe O' Paddles Blog"
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on September 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
It has been another busy day here atound the shop. Getting several more Greenland Paddles finished off, including several built of solid western red cedar. It has been over 3 years since we last offered our Greenland Paddles in solid rather than laminated. As of today, we are once again offering solid construction of our line of Greenland Paddles. All wood is specially selected western red cedar from Vancouver Island, milled and cut to our specs.
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|Posted by Joe O Paddles on September 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM||comments (1)|
To say that it has been a busy summer would be something of an understatement. Desperately trying to get caught up on orders for our Greenland Paddles, we found ourselves a little distracted lately with the arrival of some new kayaks, including 5 Tahe Greenlands today and a pair of SeaBrid kayaks last week in the Qanik and a Black Pearl.
With the new arrivals, we also now have a couple of lightly used FIBERGLASS Tahe Greenlands for sale. Email us for more infor...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on March 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM||comments (3)|
It has been just over a week now since the devasting earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, followed by the growing nuclear crisis. One thing is clear, Japan is in crisis and needs assistance from us all. Not just from goverenments but from people all over the globe.
We have been talking with the people from Qajaq Japan and we want to do what we can to help in some small way. What we have come up with is this....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on March 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM||comments (2)|
As the days get longer in northwestern Ontario and Spring draws near, we anxiously await the melting of the ice and the opening of our local water ways, Lake Superior most of all. Just a matter of a few short weeks now and our rivers and lakes will again be wide open, ready for us to do what we love the most, both canoeing and kayaking. This year will also see a strong growth in SUP in the region I am sure. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on March 1, 2011 at 7:22 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on November 6, 2010 at 2:48 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on November 5, 2010 at 12:02 PM||comments (0)|
Plenty going on here these days (as usual). Registration just opened up a few days ago for the Yukon River Quest. "The Race to the Midnight Sun" and early reports say that about 15 boats are already entered in this the longest annual kayak & canoe race in the world, stretching 740 kilometers from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada's Yukon Territory. Right now I'm debating on which class to enter, so...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on September 28, 2010 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
SUP...the fasting growing thing in all of paddlesports!
Our first SUP boards will be arriving here in Thunder Bay this Fall.
hek out this great clip on You Tube for an overview of what SUP paddling is all about.
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on September 10, 2010 at 4:27 PM||comments (2)|
At 8:22 Pm Saturday evening, Sept. 04th, 2010, exactly 16 days, 12 hours and 14 minutes after launching my kayak in Nanaimo BC on Vancouver Island, I returned to the same location and reclaimed the speed record from British paddler Sean Morley. And yes, this entire trip was done with a pair of my hand crafted Greenland Paddles, proving that the GP's are indeed very efficient for long distance cruising and can set, and maintain...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe O Paddles on August 19, 2010 at 1:27 AM||comments (1)|
It is finally time to get on the water and start the expedition around Vancouver Island to reclaim the speed record. After having to postpone it by a year last summer due to not being able tokeep up with orders for my paddles as I expanded the little home grown business, I thought I'd be on the water in June for this expedition.
But as the season approached, I was again overwhelmed with orders and had to once again postpone, this time though only for a couple of months.Read Full Post »