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Kayaks on the Nehalem 
The Statesman Journal recently ran a photo essay, by Zach Urness, documenting a kayak adventure on the lower waters of the Nehalem River. You can find it here: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/picture-gallery/travel/outdoors/2018/01/08/nehalem-river-kayak/109284694/

From Germany to Australia by Kayak in the 1930’s 
It is an amazing tale: From 1932 to 1939, Oskar Speck paddled his folding kayak solo, from the Danube river to the northern tip of Australia. The story is harrowing, colorful, and illuminating. Though not a particularly sympathetic character, Speck is amazingly focused and determined, while his adventures highlight a pivotal moment in history. Vanity Fair has the story: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/01/from-nazi-germany-to-australia-the-incredible-true-story-of-historys-longest-kayak-journey

Yoga for Paddling-Related Low-Back Pain 
While kayak seats have gotten much better in recent years, kayakers still often report low-back pain after paddling. Adventure Kayak magazine has a highly-touted yoga exercise to address the problem: https://www.rapidmedia.com/adventurekayak/categories/skills/8887-yoga-for-paddling-must-do-pose-for-paddlers-with-low-back-pain