Welcome!

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Happy Paddling in 2013!

Look for new reports and adventures through out the new year!


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Why a kayaking website?  I have created Yackman.com as a way to share my passion for sea kayaking and wilderness, and to tell you about some of the places I have visited.  I came to kayaking late in my life, after early years as a power boater and many years as a great lakes sailor.  My wife, Lisa

and I were looking for a different kind of vacation in 1994, when I stumbled on an advertisement for a three day, wilderness kayaking trip off the coast of Maine.  Neither one of us had been in a kayak before, but we gave it a try and loved it.  The rest, as they say, is history.  

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Yackman Has Moved!

Lake George 2008 - 21©Don Yackel 2010 - 26

Left: Lake George, NY, 10/2008


Right: Indian River Lagoon Spoil Island 11/2010


     Yackman has moved from beautiful (but cold and snowy) upstate New York to the Treasure Coast of Florida.  If you are a Snowbird, look here for information on Paddling in Florida as you prepare for a winter visit.  “Homesteaders” - full time Florida residents, may also find useful information here as well.  And anyone can email me to go paddling.


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© Don Yackel 2013