Slightly warmer and sunnier weather has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest! After a cool, rainy, overcast May, we are dusting off the kayaks and checking the camping gear for our summer adventures! Getting outdoors and immersing ourselves in nature is our favorite way to enjoy the summer.
I put together a small nature journaling kit for my kayak so I can sketch while my husband flies the drone and does videography. We both love nature, but he does the tech and I do the sketch! My kit is very minimal — a 4″ square sketchbook, a pencil & a micron pen in a waterproof dry bag.
I have learned so much about sea life when I am just floating in place and sketching what’s around me — lion’s mane jellyfish (deep orange/red & 12-18″ diameter), barnacles (dentists study barnacle cement to replicate its adhesive property for use in dental glue), fried egg jellyfish (really looks like a fried egg!) and bull kelp (the stipe & bulb is hard & hollow),.
I like to add watercolor later at the campsite or after the trip!
We have posted many of our PNW kayak trips on our Presence Videography YouTube Channel!
Check out the countdown of our Top 10 kayaking spots in Washington State for 2021 with video in 4K UHD with spectacular drone aerials. Kayaking spots are ranked based on their spectacular scenery, interesting things to explore, wildlife including birdlife and sea-life, camping opportunities, overall ease of access including parking and launch and pull-out, and overall how fun the paddling trip was. There is something here for all levels of paddlers, beginner to advanced! Many of these trips are suitable for paddle boarding and canoeing as well.
There are also videos of mountain biking routes and peaceful & relaxing paddles. We are continually inspired by our viewer’s comments, thanking us for the scenic and peaceful videos — taking them to places that they aren’t able to get to or as a mood shifter. Let us know if you have a favorite video!
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