Archive for the 'Sherri’s Musings' Category

Sherri Rants About a Personal Pet Peeve

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently watching paddling DVD’s and videos.  Perhaps I’m just getting old and cranky, but in one of the whitewater instructional DVD’s students were told to “cock (their) wrist back” on the control hand in order to set the proper blade angle on the non-control blade when using a […]

I’ve Got Plenty to be Thankful For

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

In the 1939 movie, Holiday Inn,  while eating his Thanksgiving feast, Bing Crosby listens to a recording of his song, “I’ve Got Plenty to be Thankful For” and all through the song morosely interjects complaints about his life.  I think a lot of Americans, myself included, tend to be just like Bing in the movie.  […]

Don’t Be Confused!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Just a quick note that I’ve been working on my website trying to clean up some of the organization.  For those of you who have been to the SherriKayaks website before, I haven’t removed anything that was there.  (I’ve actually added quite a few links and resources!)  I have moved some things around, hopefully making […]

Support Your Local Paddle Sports Stores

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

As we enter the holiday season, “Black Friday” looms on the horizon.  Most retail businesses do a major part of their business from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and while this may not be the busiest season for paddle sports stores,  still, a lot of gifts are purchased at this time for family and friends who paddle.  […]

Paddler’s Etiquette

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

As paddlers, we often suffer the inconveniences and risks associated with other boaters who do not follow appropriate boating regulations or use common courtesy when  on the waterways.  It is not uncommon to hear kayakers complaining about harrassment from jet skiers, or near accidents with ski boats where the driver was watching the skier and […]

How Old is Too Old

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

For a myriad of reasons, the majority of people who take up recreational and sea kayaking tend to be in their 40’s or older.  I suspect that younger people have a lot going on in their lives building a career, raising a family, taking care of a new house, etc. and don’t have a lot […]

Trying Something New or Give Something Back

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

OK, so the economy is pretty sluggish and we’re all tightening our belts.  My husband is facing his second layoff in less than six months.  Most of us are scaling back plans for big trips and vacations.  That doesn’t have to mean that this will be a dull, gloomy, unremarkable year.  Try something new!  I […]

The Calm Before the Storm (so to speak)

Monday, April 20th, 2009

On this past Friday afternoon, southeast Wisconsin enjoyed one of those rare April days that are sunny with temperatures in the seventies.  At the last minute, I had someone call and schedule a kayak trip on the Fox River from Big Bend to Tichigan just because it was going to be such a beautiful day […]

So much to do, so many places to paddle. .

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I’ve been trying to add all the links, events, and other assorted resource content to this website in the past few weeks, and I am coming to the realization that there are more paddling events scheduled than one person could possibly attend in our short summer season. A sea kayaker could probably attend a symposium […]

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