Friday, August 31, 2007

Gear for trip

As I mentioned earlier this week, I am heading out for a trip. My girlfriend and I are joining some friends as we paddle down the Columbia River Water Trail. We drive tomorrow to Portland, so tonight we are finishing our packing. The picture shows what we have packed so far.
旅行する。あさってカヤックに乗って、Columbia River Water Trailする。明日車でポートランドに行くので、今晩荷造りをしなければならない。写真は持って行く物だ。

Two questions come to mind when I look at this - will it be enough for 13 or 14 days on the water? And can we fit it all in to our boats?

Actually, this is not enough. My girlfriend's clothing and the food we have in the fridge are not here.

See you after the trip!

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Monday, August 27, 2007

taking a trip

Sorry that I haven't posted anything lately. I haven't really been doing much new or exciting recently.

Earlier this month, I did go on a kayak camping trip with some friends, but this was basically the same as one I did last year and wrote about here.

I am preparing for a long trip, that starts this weekend. I am going with my girlfriend and 2 friends on a kayak trip down the Columbia River, from above Portland to the Ocean. This trip will be about 150 miles and we plan to cover it over 2 weeks time. I am definitely looking forward to this.

I did get out last Thursday. I had heard from a friend that humpback whales were feeding near the shore in Monterey Bay, so I took the day off and went for a paddle. I did see a whale, which is always exciting. Some pictures and videos can be seen at:

Oh, I won't be checking email or the web during the 2 weeks I am away.
ああ… 旅行の2週間にメールを読まない。

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