How long has it been since you put a plane to wood to make something beautiful AND useable? Or saw a shape materializing before your eyes? A shape that is useable in your kayaking, no less!
If you are a kayaker, one of the most rewarding things you can experience is making your own kayaking tools. Turn a straight-grained piece of wood into a beautiful Greenland paddle, one of the most elemental forms ever created by human beings. We've often said in our classes,
The Greenland paddle is like your new friend, or your best instructor. All along the path, from carving to paddling, it informs you. You just have to be open to it and listen.