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Topic: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Best Wishes for All in 2017.  (Read 1348 times)

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  • Lingcod
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  • Location: Wasilla, Alaska
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
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I have not kayaked since early summer because of health problems but should be ready to go in 2017. I think I'll pass  on the Homer Derby this year unless we have weather in the 40s. I frozen my butt of last year and for me it was more of an endurance experience best left to younger folks. I will be on the water as soon as I can. I would like to get a Salmon Shark this year and I think I have a large mother ship lined up for support. I wouldn't mind a taxi camping trip in 2017 and I would be up for any kayak adventure so I'll watch the forum for something I can invite myself to. I got a new lease on life and intend to use it to great advantage in 2017. All the AK Kayakers I have met in the last 4 years have all been great folks that I would enjoy hanging out with in a pub or on the water.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Best Wishes for All in 2017.

Klondike Kid

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  • Date Registered: Sep 2016
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Glad to hear you have your batteries recharged and a full tank of enthusiasm for the coming season.  :)  I too look forward to shaking hands with all the "old timers" who have been the pioneers of saltwater kayaking in Alaska as well as meeting all the newbies like myself who have joined this non-powered sport recently.

Perhaps one of the first "events" this Spring could be a "Meet & Greet" gathering to get acquainted, renew friendships, compare notes and spend some time on the water for a shake down cruise to wipe the cobwebs off the boats, gear, and tackle.

It really doesn't have to be a Peninsula saltwater event either. But perhaps meet in the middle, like at Summit Lake where its equal distance from Anchorage, Seward, and Soldotna. Carpooling with snowmachine trailers can move a lot of folks and boats for the price of one.  OR maybe even a gathering at Portage Lake after ice out for a trip to the glacier area! That would probably generate a lot of interest. And there is good parking at the launch location.

I too wish everyone a safe and fun new season to come. Gaining 45 seconds of daylight every day now!! Won't be long!

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Take a Kid Fishing and Hook'em For Life!  ~KK~


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  • Sturgeon
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A Joyous Yule to all from the [WR] household
Sometimes there's not enough Prozac to make it through the day.....


  • Lingcod
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  • Location: Soldotna, AK
  • Date Registered: May 2016
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Indeed. Merry Christmas to all. I hope the New year can bring fulfillment to all (or at least a lot of) our kayaking and other goals.


  • Herring
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Merry Christmas from the other side of the world!!

Mojo Jojo

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Merry Coastmas to y'all and have a stellar non driving New Years.

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Merry Christmas to all my NWKA brothers and sisters!!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  --Mark Twain

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  • Salmon
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merry christmas to you all, tight lines to all in 2017.be safe.

Mark Collett

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  MAY ALL OUR DREAMS BECOME TRUE ( whatever they  may be).

  AND MAY 2017 BE GOOD TO US ALL......
Life is short---live it tall.

Be kinder than necessary--- everyone is fighting some kind of battle.

Sailors may be struck down at any time, in calm or in storm, but the sea does not do it for hate or spite.
She has no wrath to vent. Nor does she have a hand in kindness to extend.
She is merely there, immense, powerful, and indifferent


  • Salmon
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Merry Christmas, everybody!

Not 'yak fishing, but thanks everybody for staying home today.

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  • Location: Kenai Alaska
  • Date Registered: Jun 2016
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Loved my first year with a kayak.  Met a lot of great folks.  Would love to attend another gathering of those salty folks.