What do you get when you mix gasoline, steel,
water, wood, kayaks, and some seriously uncertain
footing? The extreme sport of kayak logging. Over the
years I've collected some good logs, lost some great logs, and had a
lot of fun with some wild stories to tell. The pursuit of
logs by kayak allows me to juxtapose my technical rigging
experience with my passion for boating. I also love to
build kayaks and paddles with wood I find on the river. There is
not a lot of this stuff left but a few good logs still float down once
in a while.
Of course, cutting the logs out of the jam is only a small part of the
job. We had to decide how to get the logs down river and I had an
idea. We invited dozens of friends for a race and a party, the
first ever Cape Falcon Kayak kayak log race.