Thursday, June 07, 2007

You Can Do It Too

The large numbers of kayaking/paddling blogs out there (Derrick maintains the most complete list), and the various paddling trip reports submitted to websites and forums like makes one realize that there are many many people doing incredible expeditions, journeys, and challenges.

You don't have to be a famous 5* paddler, a sponsored paddler, a symposium junkie, an author, or a paddler whose trying to make a living at it, to have adventure. And you really don't have to live through other people's adventures to have your own (though this might possibly be enough for some). There are a lot of average Joe's and Jane's out there doing incredible things.

Reading other's adventures can be very inspiring and motivating, but none so much as those of the average Joe or Jane, to really know that anyone can do it if they want to. And then especially reading about those faced with difficult or unusual challenges.

Dexter (also known as ThereAndBackAgain, or TABA among WaterTribe) a double leg amputee, has started a blog to address his preparation and planning for the 2008 WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge. Read all about it at

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