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  • #2835
    Jenny Right-Side
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    Hi all,

    After that thread asking what I should get for my 500th post, I decided that I should give something to you instead!

    So…
    As you know I’ve been cooped up and not able to boat for the last month because of my knee surgery. Well, I first decided to teach myself to crochet, and the first toque I started went horribly wrong, so I thought, hey – a website!

    I present to you, a website in it’s early stages, as mainy a guide to the playspots on the Ottawa. Many people on here ask where certain spots are, and what levels they are good at.
    My guide (when it is complete) will have spots with optimal levels, descriptions and pictures.

    "Constructive Criticism" will be gratefully accepted. Please keep in mind that I have no background in web design, and I am not trying to make money from the site. I spent my money for space and the name so that you can have a great resource. I know the site is simple, and once I learn to make it look prettier, I will. I am looking for ideas about content only.

    I would like to add some Open Boat info as well, so Open Boaters feel free to send me some info!

    Lastly, you will notice some of the spots are lacking info and photos. If anyone has info or photos, please feel free to share and you will get credit on the site!

    Also, if anyone would like to write little articles with pictures about their day at any particular spot or a run with multiple stops, send em on in, and I will link each spot to articles written by you!

    So here it is, please forgive the simpleness of the site.

    http://www.riverjunkies.net

    Have a great week!

    Jen

    #22031
    Jenny Right-Side
    Participant

    uh… nice Bryce! thanks a lot! :roll:

    #22032
    harris
    Participant

    Awesome, great job on the site. I got something to read today at work – praise be!

    #22033
    heardman
    Participant

    Looking great! I bet you could do a rubric chart thingy for the "whats up at this level" part, because i am sure the list will grow pretty fast.

    #22034
    cuze
    Participant

    Wow, nice work. First time or not.
    Really easy to read and navigate.

    When you get some graphics and photos it’ll be sweet as!

    #22035
    seaborn
    Participant

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    #22036
    Butter
    Participant

    Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for posting my blog on playspots in Ottawa, [url:2s0ldaqg]http://metroottawakayak.kayakblogs.com/[/url:2s0ldaqg], on your website. I’ll be adding another 5 or 6 spots this coming spring.
    I’d apply to be one of your river junkies but my residency is killing my paddling time. Great start to your site.
    Cheers,
    Cory

    #22037
    twoblade
    Participant

    Ms. Right Side, you hit the nail on the head! The only thing thing better would be an actual (downloadable?) map of the river with all mentioned playspots and levels. Maybe talk to Paul Mason about drawing one up for you. A laminated copy would be priceless on the river! Well done!
    J

    #22038
    patrick
    Participant

    this is such a good idea. imagine having a php database (eventually) and you can enter any level in and it spits out the best playspots that the level is in, and the peoples posts on what they are like and stuff.

    anyhow, good work

    #22039
    Jenny Right-Side
    Participant

    Thanks everyone for the great ideas, and those who have already sent in pictures!

    TwoBlade – a map is something I would like to eventually incorporate, both to download, and to indicate the locations of the playspots visually. My friend Jeremy has a site in the states with an awesome playguide.
    http://www.chasingrain.com/surfguide/index.html
    I would love to know where I can get a satellite/aerial view of the rapids (or just a drawing), and each spot could be indicated with a clickable link.

    Patrick – that’s something I would like to eventually do. In the meantime I have indicated level zones for looking up playspots, but it involves a whole lot of hyperlinking all over the site. If I could figure out how to get computers to do it for me… more time for paddling!

    #22040
    joat
    Participant

    Actually zooms in pretty well- could do a screen cap of it…

    "Jenny Right-Side":373glcbo wrote:
    Thanks everyone for the great ideas, and those who have already sent in pictures!

    TwoBlade – a map is something I would like to eventually incorporate, both to download, and to indicate the locations of the playspots visually. My friend Jeremy has a site in the states with an awesome playguide.
    http://www.chasingrain.com/surfguide/index.html
    I would love to know where I can get a satellite/aerial view of the rapids (or just a drawing), and each spot could be indicated with a clickable link.

    Patrick – that’s something I would like to eventually do. In the meantime I have indicated level zones for looking up playspots, but it involves a whole lot of hyperlinking all over the site. If I could figure out how to get computers to do it for me… more time for paddling![/quote:373glcbo]

    #22041
    Plumbpass
    Participant

    Hey Jenny. GREAT website! Now I really think you should get a free subscription to rapid mag. I hope your knee feels better soon. Ryan.

    #22042
    Jenny Right-Side
    Participant
    "joat":2incg8xn wrote:
    Actually zooms in pretty well- could do a screen cap of it[/quote:2incg8xn]

    I like the google earth thing, but when I was playing around with it, there were all these disclaimers about using it, and I wasn’t sure if I was allowed to reproduce the image without getting in trouble <img loading=” title=”Confused” />

    Does anyone know if I can do something like that, or if I need to contact google first?
    Or somewhere else?

    Thanks!

    #22043
    cmnypny
    Participant

    Jen,

    You might want to check within the intelligence branch via back channels.

    There must be someone in analysis section within Tunney’s. I know most of them are studying grains of sand right now but there must be some stuff taken in the area considering how close it is to where you work.

    Colin

    #22044
    Phitty
    Participant

    What happened to Strano’s OttawaRiver.com?

    It had most of that info as well but seems to be lost in the internet ether.

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