Can't believe I ran out to the Island last weekend and didn't paddle... but we were talking paddling with Ed Young at Whidbey Island Kayaking Company on the south end of the island. Curious Harbor Seal, photo from www.whidbeyislandkayaking.com
Ed signed on as a dealer with Stohlquist Waterware and Bending Branches Paddles for his upcoming summer trip season. In addition to custom destinations, he regularly guides trips from Langley along Saratoga Passage where his guests see everything from Gray Whales to Harbor Seals to Harlequin Ducks and Bald Eagles. He provides the gear so all his guests have to do is hop the ferry from the mainland, head for the put-in and jump in a boat.
Ed enthusiastically supports the Orca Network, working to protect marine mammals and their habitat. He's also on the lookout for experienced guides for the 2009 season. Check it out!