Welcome to Dave and Cyndi's Virtual Yak Shak. We created this website to chronicle our paddling life - and since paddling is nearly all we do it pretty much chronicles our entire lives! Based out of Washington DC, we paddle white water kayaks on the Potomac River west of the city in Mather Gorge. The sea kayaks come out for exploring the tidal portions of the Potomac, as well as the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries. There are also times when we get confused and take the sea kayaks to the white water and the white water boats to the sea!

Most recently Dave has taken up Greenland paddling and is exploring the origins of kayaking. He built a beautiful Greenland boat, paddles with a stick, and is up to something like 30 different kinds of rolls now. Cyndi, on the other hand, has gone high tech and ultra modern. She spends most of her time preparing for and competing in long distance sea kayak races in her carbon/kelvar KayakPro Nemo. She has also taken up sprint kayak racing and trains with the Washington Canoe Club in her Epic Legacy.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

Cyndi and her Nemo Dave enjoying Greenland Style Cyndi and Dave at Georgian Bay