My Encounter With Traveling Ted

For the past seven years I have served as an instructor at the annual Door County Sea Kayak Symposium (DCSKS), held the second weekend in July and presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports. This year there were 160 participants with more than 40 instructors and assistants. One of those participants was a fellow travel blogger who goes by the name of Traveling Ted. Coincidentally I have followed TravelingTed on Instagram for more than a year and always enjoyed reading his blog. This year Ted was a participant in a kayaking day trip along the east coast of Door County, Wisconsin and I was assigned as one of the instructors for that trip. Today I’m turning over my blog to Ted so he can tell the story of his experience that day. Read his account here: Traveling Ted’s Door County Sea Kayaking Adventure

I had the pleasure of meeting Traveling Ted, a blogger I have been following for the past year.

I had the pleasure of meeting Traveling Ted, a blogger I have followed for the past year.

Nancy briefs the instructors Thursday afternoon.

Nancy briefs the instructors Thursday afternoon.

Crystal clear waters in Door County, Wisconsin

Crystal clear waters in Door County, Wisconsin

Preparing to launch at Europe Bay

Preparing to launch at Europe Bay

John and I ponder what happened to our group. "Maybe they went that way." (Just kidding)

John and I ponder what happened to our group. “Maybe they went that way.” (Just kidding)

Loading a trailer at Rowley's Resort

Loading a trailer at Rowley’s Resort

Lunch break on Lake Michigan

Lunch break on Lake Michigan

Preparing for a moonlight paddle at Rowley's Bay

Preparing for a moonlight paddle at Rowley’s Bay

 

Sherri Mertz gives a presentation about kayak design

Sherri Mertz gives a presentation about kayak design

 

John adjusts my camera for a group shot.

John adjusts my camera for a group shot.

Our group tour of Moonlight Bay and Cana Island

Our group tour of Moonlight Bay and Cana Island

Approaching a submerged ledge near the Cana Island Lighthouse — in Door County, Wisconsin.

Approaching a submerged ledge near the Cana Island Lighthouse — in Door County, Wisconsin.

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