Welcome to YakNC!

I'm a paddler from North Carolina and this is my blog, where I share some of my thoughts on paddling and reviews of gear and kayaks. I enjoy all types of paddling, including flat water and faster moving water, but lately I've been drawn towards sea kayaking.

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out on one of my posts or contact page. I always enjoy talking with local(or other) paddlers!

Belews Lake Day Paddle

While traveling for business, I was able to take a couple hours to explore Belews Lake in Forsyth County. The lake , which has clear water and a few small islands to explore, was a nice day paddle that I hope to have the opportunity to do again.

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Bear Island Circumnavigation: Breaking in the Lendal Cadence Paddle

After some research and consulting with a paddling partner, I decided to purchase a Lendal Cadence paddle, because I needed a working two piece paddle and after having troubles with Werner’s Ferrule, couldn’t justify spending any more money on a two piece Werner Paddle.

This weekend, I completed a 17 mile paddle around Bear Island and got to break in the new paddle and have included my first impressions of the Lendal Cadence.

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