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Two Harbors kayak group to make festival debut

Photo submitted by Vicki Holisky.

An afternoon paddle on Lake Superior is always a nice way to end a busy day. In Vicki Holisky's view, kayaking with a group is much more fun and safer. That's why she took action when asked at the 2010 Two Harbors Kayak Festival about starting a beginner's kayak group.

It started as an all-women group but it is open to everyone, including novices and experts who just want company or can teach some skills. The group also takes the occasional safety class and then teaches what they learn to newer members.

Last Saturday the group took a six-hour safety class near Brimson. Holisky said they learned a lot and will be showing off their skills at this weekend's Kayak Festival. Members will be helping people in and out of kayaks and recruiting members for the growing club.

Get-togethers are dependent on the weather but the group tries to meet in the evening every two weeks at Burlington Bay, home of the festival. Members are also trying out inland lakes and will return to Agate Bay once the reconstruction of the boat landing is finished.

Those wanting to join the group can call Holisky at 269-4903.

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