Featured Photographer: Lyrinda Snyderman Bio
Lyrinda Snyderman began kayaking in 1954 when her uncle sat her in his FolBot on Squibnocket Pond in Chilmark, Massachusetts. In 1971, she bought her first kayak, a two-seater folding Klepper Aerius. Since then Lyrinda has paddled rivers, lakes and ponds, bays and seacoasts, primarily in New England and California.
In the Gulf Islands, British Columbia. Photograph by Bill Brackin
Lyrinda has canoe-camped the Allagash in Maine and Glacier Bay, Alaska, each for a week, and the Gulf Islands, British Columbia, for four nights. She paddled in Boothbay Harbor and Vinalhaven Island, Maine,“Last summer I kayaked down the Colorado River from Glen Canyon Dam to Lee’s Ferry and on Lake Mendenhall in Juneau, AK. I have also whitewater rafted the Stanislaus, the American, the Merced, Cache Creek and the Youghiogheny, as well as the Rio Grande,” Lyrinda shares.
Lyrinda’s amazing kayaking adventures extend worldwide. She has kayaked through the limestone karst islands of Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Thailand’s Ko Phi Phi islands, in the Everglades, various Caribbean islands, Belize, Baja California and Jamaica.
Lyrinda currently resides in Berkley, California. She is a member of the Dolphin Club, Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK) and the Petaluma Paddlers, where she enjoys kayaking on the San Francisco Bay, the Estero Americano, Drake’s Estero, Tomales Bay, and the Russian, American, Mokelumne, Consumnes, Albion and the Big Rivers. She also loves the many Northern California lakes and the dramatic seacoasts of Monterey and Santa Cruz. “A favorite regular spot is Elkhorn Slough, from the Kirby put-in,” Lyrinda shares.
In Tomales Bay, Photographed by Jeff Haltiner
Lyrinda has also paddled down the Green River and paddled on a 3-week kayak camping trip of 120 miles between Ketchikan and Petersburg, Alaska in recent years.
Over the years, Lyrinda has perfected the art of photographing spontaneous moments that has captured many outstanding images. “Kayaking and photography go hand-in-hand. It is an adventure, and I am always amazed by the beautiful settings I have kayaked. I enjoy photographing both wildlife and landscapes from my kayak,” Lyrinda exclaims.