Peggy Varner is a Canadian paddler, freelance writer, and communications professional with a blog about sea kayaking, paddling, outdoor, travel, and perspective.
What a gorgeous boat...
Sorry, I forgot to reply earlier! It's a beautifully handcrafted Guillemot kayak with incredible wood inlay design. It belonged to a friend, she let me paddle it hoping I would fall in love with it and buy it! But I found that the kayak was heavy paddle art and not practical for real world paddling. But I felt like a Queen paddling it :) And I got so many admiring looks and comments at the launch.
P.S. With this kayak I also learned how impractical an ocean cockpit (small and round) was for me! I could barely get in and out of the kayak. I need a keyhole cockpit to get my legs in and outquickly and efficiently without tipping over :) And the kayak had no deck lines - a big no-no for me for rescues, or if you want to scramble back in or attach gear to something.