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Joachim Larssen, also known as the Shibby Traveler, joins me today to share his story of his 233 day solo of the entire coast of Norway, both ways. He’s got a great story of living in the moment, and a whale encounter you won't believe!  Enjoy
In today’s episode, we’re going to talk with Kyleen Austin about the restorative power of paddling that she experienced through a trip along the Inside Passage.  We’ve talked about the Inside Passage previously, but I think you’ll find this one
I've been asked to create an episode featuring "regular people". So, I figured why not, and who's more regular than...well, me? This one will feature me and my friend Randy Bauer as we share the story of our 10-day trip to Alaska's Prince Will
Erik Jorgensen is an adventurer, author, expedition leader, and most importantly, a father. He's joining us from his home in Denmark. Erik has many amazing trips under his belt, and we’re going to talk about a few with his daughter that have re
Today’s episode features one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cold water safety, Moulton Avery. Moulton will share how he got his start in the world of water safety, how we can keep ourselves safe, busts a few myths about cold water
Today’s episode takes us to my home waters of the Great Lakes. We will be talking with Mike Stout about his journey as a paddler leading to his unprecedented five crossings of Lake Michigan.  You'll find links below to Mike's trip write-ups fo
Today’s episode will take a different approach, leaning toward how individuals can get involved with their paddling environments through Citizen Science. Today I’m talking with Scott Baxter and Matt Kahabka about their circumnavigation of Utah’
For today’s episode, I am joined by Susan Conrad and we’ll be talking about her love for the Inside Passage. Susan shares her story of her 2010 through-paddle, her preparation for the trip, and how paddling the Inside Passage became a truly lif
For today’s episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Shaan Gresser. Shaan shares her story of her quest to become the first woman to complete a non-stop solo of the Bass Strait and the amazing way she prepared for the 32-hour journey. Shaan
In this episode, I am joined today by Dale Williams where we’ll talk about tackling the Unalga tide race, one of the fiercest tide races in Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain. Learn: Akutan Island Fox Island Passes (including Unalga Pass) Conn
Today I am joined today by Jon Turk. Jon is one of the world’s greatest living adventurers with an incredible resume of some of the most hardcore expeditions through the Arctic and beyond. Jon shares some stories from a few of his experiences a
This episode features Simon Osborne. In this interview, we will talk about Simon’s experience, along with Marin Medak, paddling in South Korea, and all the uniqueness that comes with paddling in that part of the world. We’ll also touch on his e
Today we hear from Bonnie Perry. Bonnie is a special person to me as she was one of the first people who really welcomed me into the paddling community.  Bonnie always brings the fun and an infectious laugh to any paddling environment.  She is
In this episode, Jaime Sharp shares the amazing story of his team’s circumnavigation of the Svalbard archipelago.  The team included himself, Tara Mulvany, and PG Porsanger. This is a proper adventure full of incredible beauty, despite the envi
Today we talk with Veiga Gretarsdottir. We will hear about her story circumnavigating Iceland, aptly named Against the Current, as that has been the story of her life. She’s a passionate paddler, like every one of us and I am certain that you’l
Australian Mark Sundin joins me for today’s episode of the Paddling the Blue. Mark is one of the founders of Expedition Kayaks, along with Rob Mercer. Mark and Rob have been responsible for bringing great kit to Australia for several years, alo
In today’s episode, James Manke will take us on an exciting journey down the Grand Canyon, in a sea kayak, with a Greenland paddle. You’ll learn about James first time on a river, how he used paddling to get past his fears, why he loves Greenla
In this episode, John sits down with Mick O’Meara to talk about his record setting journeys around Ireland, his thoughts on training and preparation, keys to a successful expedition, whether you’re solo or as part of a team, and maintaining a t
Fi and James Corfe join Paddling the Blue to share their adventures. They started by teaching each other to paddle, did a few smaller trips, and then went big. In 2015, they became the youngest people to paddle around New Zealand's South Island
John Willacy is well-known in the fast sea kayaking community as both a highly-accomplished paddler, a multi-time national champion, and designer of the Rockpool Taran. He holds numerous circumnavigation and crossing speed records as well as be
Today’s guest is David Horkan.  David is a prolific racer, International Sea Kayak Guide Association Advanced Guide leading programs worldwide, and current and former speed record holder on a number of objectives. David joins us from his home
Today I’m joined by Andy Cochrane, Luke Walker, and Wyatt Roscoe. In this episode, we explore a region that many have crossed in lesser craft. Their crossing of the Straits of Florida from Havana to Key West is quite a journey and was intended
Today we talk with Chev Dixon. Chev is the driving force behind the Hudson River Riders program in Yonkers, NY. Chev and his team are doing great things to grow the sport, engage communities of color in paddle sports, and create opportunities
Today’s guest is Jorgen van der Pol, also known as Kayak Cobber.  I first learned of Kayak Cobber when he posted a brief note on a Facebook group, casually mentioning his experience paddling from Holland to Moldova.  When he said he started wi
Today’s guest is Olly Sanders. Olly has brought together two of his passions, alpine mountaineering and kayaking and combined them together into some incredible experiences.  Highly-accomplished at both disciplines, Olly has been nominated fo
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