Definition for Kayak :-)

Kayak [] n. 1. an oblong banana shaped boat with a hole in the bottom from which the occupant dangles. Can be propelled the wrong way up by experts. (definition courtesy of Pete Knowles)
(And I've got this one from Chris' Kayak Lexicon)

Sunday, July 8, 2007


“Then they saw people, floating on the water and looking back at them. In tiny, skin-covered kayaks the strangers darted among the icebergs; their legs were hidden inside their boats, their arms extended by two-bladed paddles. Flash-flash: into the ocean and out again, water streaming silver from the blades. The paddles led to tight hooded jackets; the jackets merged into oval skirts connecting the men at their waists to the boats – like centaurs, Erasmus thought. Boat men, male boats. It was all a blur, he couldn’t see their faces.”

(Andrea Barrett, The Voyage of the Narwhal)

(Centaurs! I think every time I see one of those skilled OC1 canoe riders navigating the river.)

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