This week’s TBD (“To Be Done!”) is a maneuver Jean actually tried last summer, under the watchful eye of coach David of Sea Kayak Connecticut. (Un)fortunately, there’s no video of that event…and Dave is wonderfully discreet! So it’s a good thing the folks at Body Boat Blade have created this charming video about how to launch your kayak ASAP. Totally TBD 🙂
You might find this topic less than exciting, but that’s the point: avoiding the excitement of getting your iPhone all wet! Friends recently had a lengthy back-and-forth email discussion about their smartphone “dry” bags (lots of fails), but we think we may have found the holy grail: the Clutch Smartphone Case from Watershed. We plan to buy and try…to be done.
Here’s the product description:
This brand new, versatile case protects all your important stuff from water, moisture, dust, sand and greasy fingers. A clear, usable window encases your smartphone, while an adjacent window allows you to have your ID handy. Pockets for cash and cards allow for quick access when fully open, yet secure once the Clutch is snapped closed. The main zippered compartment protects any documents or other small items you want to keep dry and on hand. The fully waterproof, submersible closure is made in Germany, and is hidden and protected when you fold and snap the Clutch closed.
- Window for your smartphone still enables you to use it
- Main compartment fits standard sized documents 8.5 in X 11 in
- German designed TiZip technology provides submersion up to 16ft or 5m
- Colors: Orange, Blue, Coyote, Black, & Clear
It comes in orange too? Now you’re talking. BTW, if this case proves to be anywhere near as good as the company’s duffels and kayak drybags, our intrepid friends Johna and Vlad (aka, Wind Against Current) will be thrilled. See how their horizontally-closing Watershed bags held up during the 300-mile Everglades Challenge 2014.
We’re not endorsing anything here (remember, we haven’t even bought the thing yet!). Just wanted to show you how this gear made our TBD “to be done” list. The video (below) may inspire you to put it on yours, too.
This week’s TBD (to be done, our new “to-do!” list): Go kayak-camping in Maine. Here are some photos from our previous trip to Penobscot Bay. Enjoy them, as we put this on our 2015 calendar in ink. 🙂
To do: Paddle through fresh breezes while being followed by distant schooners (Michele)
To do: Get a photo of a seal before it disappears…Sploosh!
To do: Relax and enjoy the scenery
To dare: Ask if we can buy a lobster for dinner…as if we had the heart to cook it. OK, not going to happen.
To do: Make camp on softer ground, if we can find it
To do: Wonder, night after night, if the sunset could be any more beautiful