Seemed like a good idea…

Posted by Ken Campbell January 2, 2013 2 Comments 1101 views
I’m not sure if this hapless soul was Wave Vidmar or not. I’d be surprised, but then I get surprised a lot these days. Either way, if you’re thinking about making a solo sea kayak voyage from California to Hawaii, December may not be the most propitious time to get started. In fact, I’m not sure it even qualifies as a trip “to Hawaii,” if you only make it 15 miles.
I’m not necessarily in a position to ridicule the efforts of others. After all, there was one time when I tried to solo paddle around Vancouver Island in winter, which I think many saw as something of a brainless undertaking. (I had to be rescued as well, but it was by my wife, not the Coast Guard, so it didn’t make the papers.) Still, this guy – as yet unnamed – seems to be well outside my weight class.

Update – It was Wave Vidmar. Read Seaward’s take on the incident here.

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