Paddling Greenland-style

To paddle, or not…?

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Self-policing among many in the outdoor community has seen us reminding each other to avoid putting others at risk by congregating in the outdoors, and by putting ourselves at risk by engaging in backcountry activities that may see us injured and consuming medical resources best preserved for the fight against COVID-19.

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NDK Pilgrim Carbon Kevlar

Buying, Fitting & Delivering Your New Covid-Clean NDK Kayak

Covid 19’s first wave hit just as your and our new set of NDK’s were unloaded from our pre-season container. All are now stored on Peaks or in MIKCo’s Portland warehouse. So all sit in dry, protected storage until we can get your new boat(s) to you.  

While we’re all figuring and adjusting to this Brave New World of reduced movement and "sheltering in place", I have prepped and delivered a couple of our paddlers’ custom ordered brand new NDKs - in what I believe is a highly risk-reduced process, as I know some of you hope to paddle before this Covid Thing subsides sometime well into the summer or Fall. If you’re a buyer of one of our new MIKCo in-stock retail boats … same process.

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Kayak Beach in Winter

Covid-19 and the Common Good

Our legal rights are important, but always must be balanced with everyone else's interests. I spent years as a lawyer fighting for our constitutional and legal rights; do think I'm qualified to suggest they are the lowest standard of conduct, the minimum legal right guaranteed to us, one step about illegal. 

So despite my firm support and belief in our guaranteed rights, I am far more appreciative of all those seeking to live their lives on higher ethical spiritual or other moral values. 

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An aggressive approach to defeating illegal fishing vessels

Catch Me If You Can: The Global Pursuit of a Fugitive Ship

The Indonesian government takes an aggressive approach to defeating illegal fishing vessels, claiming to have sunk hundreds of such ships in its waters. One official’s comment: “They’re very … efficient … with law enforcement.” Photo by Januar/AFP via Getty Images

Summarized from an article by Sarah Tory. Published in Hakai Magazine online, March 3, 2020. Read the full story here.

In a chase that rivals a James Bond adventure, a notorious illegal fishing vessel, the STS-50, is pursued by the Ocean Warrior. The Ocean Warrior is a sleek $8 million vessel, custom built by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for running down Japanese whaling ships.

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