Welcome To KayakQuixotica.com. Quix is simply a personal website of someone who kayaks. Every one of us who gets into sea kayaking crosses through many of the same experiences; learning new skills, exploring our local environments, traveling, shopping for decent gear and sometimes just putting the kayak away and thinking about something completely different. That’s what Quix is all about. There’s something new all the time. I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you find something interesting!
Here are some quick links to previous posts about specific skills and strokes for folks just learning or looking for some tips to improve.. It’s not like I have all the answers, but maybe I’ll have a couple.
Most Recent Articles
Estivant Pines - Mon, 14 Oct 2013
The 508 acre Estivant Pines Wilderness Sanctuary is one of the last islands of virgin white pine forest in the midwest. For most of us, we have no clue what that looks like any longer. The forests we see today are mostly second-growth since the big logging booms of the past. In fact, if it were not for the Michigan Nature Association and caring locals, even this small island of towering pines would not exist at all.
Paddling Bete Grise - Sat, 12 Oct 2013
Paddling Bete Grise was quite a surprise. Being on the more protected eastern coast of Michigan’s Keeweenaw Peninsula, I had expected more sandy, softened shorelines. What a surprise when we found amazingly tall cliffs, weathered rocks, arches and even a sea stack (Lake Stack?)! Bete Grise is French for Grey Beast and is located 3 [...]
The Lower Dells - Thu, 10 Oct 2013
The true “Wisconsin Dells” are an amazing natural wonder lost in the shadows of an enormous cash cow. While it’s not hard to believe that at one time the towering sandstone cliffs on the Wisconsin river were the main attraction of Wisconsin Dells, it still amazes me that these days they’ve almost been forgotten, relegated [...]