Monday, March 08, 2010

Kayak Oklahoma Blog Sunset

Kayak Oklahoma Blog Sunset It looks like the Kayak Oklahoma Blog may be soon coming to an end. The folks at have decided to end support for authors who own their own domain. Although it is kind of a bummer that they are dropping this service right at the start of Spring kayaking season, I hope it will open up more time for paddling.

Still, will continue. Dianne and I are still eagerly paddling all of the local waterways that we can manage, so you can expect to find float trip reports and kayaking photography on this site...just not on this page.

This Summer we are heading south to visit a cabin on Caddo Lake in Texas. We are also planning a trip on the Caddo River and the Ouachita River in Arkansas. As usual we will hit our two favorite Oklahoma rivers: The Lower Mountain Fork River in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and the Illinois River in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Also, keep an eye on our site to get the details of Dianne's kayak fishing exploits as she goes after Gar, one of Oklahoma's largest and oldest fish species.

For late breaking news on Oklahoma kayaking issues, look me up on Twitter (username: FreeWine) and if you want to contact me you can always email me or hit me up on Flickr or Facebook. Until then, I hope to see you on the water!

Happy Paddling!

Thomas Jones (FreeWine)
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matt said...

It's a shame they are not supporting you anymore. I will look you up on twitter as your articles are a great read. This will be my first full spring of kayaking and i wanted to ask: When you are planning for a river trip what are some key points you make sure to take in consideration for planning?

Thomas said...

Thanks, Matt!
I'll still be posting kayaking articles on and to be honest, the diary format is starting to get kind of old for me.

When I am planning a paddling trip my key points to consider are:

1. Can I get a day off?
2. Can I get my wife to agree?
3. What area rivers are flowing?
4. Who will shuttle the boats?
5. What's the weather forecast?
6. With spray skirt or without?

Mandy* said...

You know, I investigated this for my own purposes and they'll support just cannot FTP any longer, but you can redirect your domain to their servers for free. I just did this for entire thing is running on servers. Hope this helps :-)