Welcome to 2G3K. Sea kayaking is our Thing, particularly here at home in western Long Island Sound, and the subject of this blog. The name refers to authors Jean and Alex, and the typical touring speed of a kayak, 3 nautical miles per hour (but you knew that). We write 2G3K to share our experiences, photos, advice and info with other paddlers who might find it helpful (and fingers crossed, interesting). It’s not about how to paddle… but rather, why. 🙂 🙂
About Alex Born Geek. At 18 months of age, he dismantled his mother’s sewing machine. He didn’t put it back together, but still. He works as an energy efficiency engineer in NYC. An avid cyclist and tandem biker (ask him about the “double century” he did one day), Alex has been kayaking since 2009. As 2G3K’s Techno Writer and Chart Freak, he does the heavy lifting on fixing stuff while Jean keeps the beer cold.
About Jean Honorary Geek. Sea kayak instructor (ACA L3), budding surf skier, racing junkie and occasional skinny-stick paddler. She makes her living as a freelance writer/creative director at a NYC ad agency, which just happens to be steps away from the Hudson River, where she started paddling in 2005. She is 2G3K’s Trip Planner, Cheerleader and Boss Lady.
DATA Alex paddles a P&H Cetus LV sea kayak; Jean prefers her Tiderace Xplore S and Epic V10 Sport surf ski. We’re BCU 3-star paddlers and members of Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club (HHYC) in Larchmont, NY and Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC).
P.S. Parrot Stat! Kuno is 2G3K avatar/mascot (his face appears on our “likes” in WordPressLand). He loves water—in a spray bottle. (Yes, he talks. Click for video of him dispatching an enemy).