Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sea Kayaking Alaska

1994 saw an invite to guide sea kayak trips in Prince William Sound, Alaska ... how could I say no!
 The 17 day trips were between Whittier and Cordova - approx 225 kms - and back again!
 Late May fly over to check it all out

 A local

 Again some fantastic people who shared these experiences

A trip of a life time - Grand Canyon

So I don't have much to write about so I thought I would share some past experiences ...

Grand Canyon Raft and Kayak Trip - August 2001

After a 12 year wait for a permit thirteen friends and family members from around the world, spent eighteen days descending the Grand Canyon by kayak and raft. 

What makes trips like this interesting  is the people, sure the environment is just amazing, but it's the people I remember ... in this group there has been weddings, divorces, many additions and sadly a couple who have passed away!

A trip of a life time ... never to be forgotten!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Results ...

It's been 8 weeks since I finished the Kiwi Brevet ... it has been a frustrating eight weeks! As I hinted in my last posting I was struggling to recover, well I headed off to visit the GP.

A chest x-ray and blood tests done ... all clear ... but he wanted me to visit the Cardiologist ...WHOA - WTF!

Off I went, more blood tests, a resting ECG, a Stress ECG and an Echogram ...  a bit of a chat ... only to be told everything is looking good, just to watch my diet as the cholestral levels are on the high side. The Cardiologists thoughts maybe over worked ... yeah no denying that I have a stressful role ... combined with the fatigue, exhaustion from the Brevet ... no real definite answer just some possibilities ... But if I do another one to get blood samples before and after the event!

So after eight weeks of being bloody tired, I have started back on the bike, in the kayak and running ... oh it feels good!