The winter malaise has set in for most of us, but a few dedicated souls continue to get out and get it done. First up is some winter kayak bass fishing, then some whitewater photography, a big fish fight from a couple years back, and the Live Outside and Play goals for 2015. This is the Friday's Finds, where we seek to highlight some of the paddlers who call Virginia home. PaddleVa is about all of us. While some of the stuff shared in these posts will come from outside our waters, Virginia will always be the primary focus.
It is the time of year for whitewater kayaking and kayak fishing adventure recap videos! I enjoy seeing the work people put into not only living their dream, but sharing it with the rest of the world. Here is what's caught my eye so far in 2015.
On Saturday morning I awoke in Farmville around 6 am, threw some coffee down my gullet, grabbed my camera and headed to Hampton. The inaugural, Appomattox River Company, Rigging Contest and Chili Cook Off was set to go down at the Tidewater store. I had been tasked with documenting this burgeoning event. It felt like a great opportunity to learn about a faction of kayaking that I have a deep interest in, but very little knowledge. If you have been following this blog, you know that my introduction to kayaking came through whitewater and while I have begun branching out more and more, I have yet to fish from a kayak. After attending this event, it will not be long now! I got a fishing license the next day, something I haven't done in many years.