This site features information of interest to sea kayakers, with the emphasis on touring and none at all on rock gardening and surfing - maybe if I were younger and nimbler. The author/editor can be found at
48° 16.074' North
116° 33.259' West
the shore of North Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille.
Lake Pend Oreille is
not the only paddling destination that this web site will mention.
There are many other interesting places. Of course, paddling on our
largish lake does not compare to the sea, where discoveries
often lie around the next point of land.
The upper photo was taken on a trip in the Broken Group Islands off Vancouver Island's west coast. Note the snow remaining on the mountains of Vancouver Island in the background (July 2010). The lower photo was taken, earlier the previous year, in the Georgia Strait off Nanaimo. There you can see that the mainland's coastal mountain range is much higher in comparison.
Moving closer to home, here's a map of our local lake, in North Idaho's Panhandle: