From an idea scribbled on a bar napkin in 1999, Scott MacGregor turned his passion and real life experiences in kayaking and canoeing into Rapid Media, publisher of Paddling magazine. Rapid Media has also partnered with Paddlesports Retailer, a prominent annual gathering and industry sales event.
by Dave Shively
Few have dared to voyage across an ocean by kayak. Dave Shively’s new book recounts Ed Gillet’s 1987 odyssey from California to Maui as the boldest voyage of all. Shivley may be right. Had Gillett missed his mark, he would have remained alone in a kayak somewhere in middle of the world’s largest ocean: a prospect that almost became a reality as Gillet’s voyage entered its final days.
By Jonathan White
“‘It’s flooding,’ Lukasi, the elder, said.
It was a quiet beach, and to my eye there was no indication whether the tide was flooding or ebbing.
‘How do you know?’ I asked.
‘Fuzz,’ he answered…
‘When the tide is flooding, it picks up dust and pollen and insect larvae from the beach that sits on top of the water like a blanket. It doesn’t happen when the tide is dropping.’”