We decided to explore a part of the Oconomowoc River we have never been on before. Right from the start we had to cross over some logs. This was good…. I knew we would have this part of the river to ourselves.
Throughout this stretch traditional canoes and kayaks would not be able to navigate obstacles. With a Wavewalk kayak simply slide yourself to the rear of the kayak, paddle up on the partially submerged log, shimmy or paddle a bit until you feel you have centered the kayak, slide yourself to the front of the kayak and paddle or shimmy to the other side. WARNING: do not attempt this with a traditional kayak with a rounded hull… you will flip over.
It was a fun day and made possible by Wavewalk kayaks. We saw three deer, all sorts of big birds, and had the entire stretch of the river to ourselves – on a Saturday!
Touring previously inaccessible waters – John paddling his kayak through submerged and above-water obstacles
All-Water Touring – Jeanne paddling her W kayak over fallen trees
John goes through a part of the Oconomowoc river that’s inaccessible to other kayaks
Jeanne touring the Oconomowoc river in a W fishing kayak that happens to be the world’s best Touring kayak as well…
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