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Happy Belated Earth Week from Coastal Kayak!
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. - Rachel Carson
 
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. - John Muir
 
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. -Theodore Roosevelt

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. - Native American Proverb

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. -Jane Goodall 

Quotes such as these make me feel so energized, inspired...and guilty. For example sometimes the tomatoes in all that packaging look so much better than the loose ones; sometimes I need to do the laundry before I have a full load; and sometimes I forget to bring my own bag into Walgreen's. But, this year, my worst sin against Earth Day was our winter trip. It was amazing but we logged over 8,000 miles!
Mitch already rides his bike to work an average of 5 days/week. I always drive. But this summer, I resolve to ride my bike a minimum of 3 days/week. How can you help me? By keeping me honest! Anyone who comes in this summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day and asks me (Jenifer) how my Earth Week resolution is going will get either a free reusable Coastal Kayak water bottle or a free Coastal Kayak sticker (while supplies last, one per customer over the summer). AND anyone who comes in this season and tells us about her/his own successful Earth Week resolution will get 10% off any on-site kayak or paddleboard rental (one per customer over the summer)!
I know my Earth Week resolution will barely begin to atone for the gas we burned, but it's a start. And we all have to start somewhere!
We'll see you on the water!
Mitch & Jen
Spring Hours

*We are available for guided tours on a reservation basis Thurs - Sun.
*We'll have regular weekend hours beginning May 6-7.
*Starting Thursday May 25th we'll be open 7 days/week!
Check our calendar for upcoming events!
May 21 - Bob Collins' Special Assateague Backcountry Exploration Tour

Assateague Island is a 33-mile-long barrier island - completely protected and totally wild. There aren't many places like it left in our world. Take the time necessary to explore it as it truly deserves! This tour will be about 5 hours on the water and will be a total of about 10 miles. Reservations required. Read more about this special opportunity...
Check us out on Paddling.com!

Mitch's instructional video on how to rescue a capsized recreational kayak got picked up by Paddling.com! If you haven't watched it before, give it a play. And then wander around the Paddling.com website for a wealth of kayaking and paddleboarding information!
Last year's cancer paddle was a beautiful sunset paddle at the Assawoman Wildlife Area
Coastal Kayak's 16th Annual Paddle for a Cure!

Our 16th Annual Paddle for a Cure benefiting the Delaware Cancer Support Community (DCSC) will be held on June 11th at 3:00 pm. This year we will be exploring the historic and beautiful Broad Creek in Laurel, DE. All levels of paddlers are welcome! Donations to the DCSC will be accepted in lieu of a registration fee. Reservations required. Please call 302.539.7999 or email info@CoastalKayak.com.
More details to come! 
Winning Team of the 2016 CK Staff Sailing Regatta!
Coastal Kayak is Hiring!

Come join our team! We work hard but we have fun! If you are motivated and hard-working but don't have a lot of experience - don't worry. We can train anyone who really wants to learn. We have full time seasonal and part time flexible positions available. We are hiring all positions but are especially looking for office help (35-40 hours/week available thru mid-September) and lead guide candidates. Click here to read the job descriptions and to download our application.
Fenwick Island Yacht Club's Summer Schedule

Does the term "yacht club" make you think of stuffy old people wearing funny little hats? Well, that is definitely not the case with the Fenwick Island Yacht Club. No stuffiness - just a bunch of nice folks who love playing on the water and want to get lots of other people involved. Membership fees are a whopping $15 for an individual and $20 for a couple. They have sailboat, kayak, and paddleboard races throughout the summer as well as other fun activities. Check out their facebook page and their summer schedule!
Coastal Kayak, SUP, & Sail | 302.539.7999  | www.CoastalKayak.com
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