There are waterproofed laptops - look at these for example http://www.gobookmax.co.uk/uk/gobookmax/features.asp Ha and you just thought that kayaking would get you away from the computer - sorry about that. The pricing might be a tad hefty though. If wireless comm won't do it you can always add sattelite ability ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN - Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ _____ From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ctm007 Sent: Wednesday, 20 August, 2003 02:06 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: computers in kayaks? Hi Bob, Nice Picture. Looks like fun. Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: Bob Noble <mailto:bnoble@xxxxxxxxx> To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 5:08 PM Subject: [pcductape] computers in kayaks? Hi Pam, I've been busy kayaking. :O) Among other things. Now if I could just figure out how to put a computer in my kayak to look up things and send some pics whilst going down stream I'd have it made. I've included a pic to show what I've been up too. I bought this kayak to do flat water, but a recent trip to NE Oregon found the river high from a snow melt. The river was high and looked intimidating, but as they say in Canada, what the hey? The pic is of my second trip down. I fell over in this exact spot the first time down, so yes I'm scared. :O) I made it through this spot for this pic, but crashed again on the next one. I found out what happens when ones leg contacts rock walls. It was a bit bloody, but didn't slow me down much. After the fourth or fifth trip, I was smiling and yelling YaHooooooooo. :O) We did this almost everyday for the three weeks I was up there. Lot's of fun. Now I'm back to yakking the slow ol river where I live. It's not as thrilling after that, but is very beautiful. I'll sure be happy when they get these computers waterproof and small. :O) Oh, the river was the Grande Ronde.