What is The Explorers Club? It is a meeting point for explorers and field scientists worldwide that’s been in action since 1904. The Canadian Chapter of The Explorers Club is nearly 200 members strong and it’s members include scientists, students, authors, and professionals who all share a passion for exploration and discovery
We spent a lot of this weekend inside. There has been a lot to get caught up on like the ever dreaded laundry and cleaning.
We also spent a lot of time this weekend preparing our ideas for our Spring and Summer trips and the building of our Expeditions website – more coming on that soon. Good news though, E spent tons of time outside thanks to the ever mild West Coast winter. I always love seeing the neighborhood kids out on the street playing and having fun … and the coming inside and eating all our food. Today they took the tablet outside to record some video of their kid stunts which apparently I have to edit and put on YouTube. I’ll get right on that.
Here’s my weekend round up of all things amazing for canoeing, outdoors, things and food.
- Granted Clothing Woodlands Sweater Collection
- Norquay painted canoe paddles
- Keto Diet Blog Keto Cinnamon Swirl Cookies
- Explore Mountains Printable Canoe Art Print from Digital Drive In on Etsy
- Pat’s Backcountry Beverages
Spring is nearly here, which means it’s time to get those paddling muscles back into shape.
Well, not just the paddling muscles of course, it’s important to get them all back into shape. I’ve stayed physically active all winter, but really want to paddle fast and long right out the gate.
The canoe paddling motion appears to be all in the arms, but of course the arms are connected to the rest of the body. You need to consider your entire upper body. So go ahead and chop off those legs, unless you need to portage. Then I suppose they’ll come in handy.
Here’s my pre-summer paddling workout plan.
As soon as my new Clipper Freedom is ready to pick up (end of March) replace most of this with on-water workouts and do just 2 days a week in the gym.
- Monday and Tuesday: Endurance / light weight
- Thurs, Fri and Sat: Power / heavy
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Welcome to Big Yellow Canoe - our passion project to bring our love for canoeing, the outdoors, camping, home and just getting out there and living life to the fullest.
We're building this blog to share our trip reports and our recipes as well as stories to inspire you to try canoeing, get outside and do the things that you love ... every day. Life is short. We'd rather be paddling and hope you'll tag along.
Jens and Anita