Learn how to paddle the best way for flatwater canoeing in this free outdoor extreme sports video from our kayak and canoe expert. Expert: Bruce Lessels.
A Q&A with Lisa Pugh of the Source of Confidence Expedition
I caught up with Lisa Pugh four days after she and Alyce Kuenzli reached the Gulf of Mexico, becoming the first all-female team to canoe the fourth longest river system in the world — the Missouri-Mississippi. Lisa was beaming with what can only be
In 1914, Tom Thomson spout the summer at a family cottage on Lake Huron?s Georgian Bay, where he taught the ten-year-old daughter, Helen, how to paint. Author Susan Vande Griek and illustrator Pascal Milelli have imagined this convenience life through Helen?s eyes, providing an intriguing glimpse into the famous painter?s life. Helen and her father greet their caller on the rocks of West Wind Island. She is fascinated by everything about him his canoe full of gear, his paint-stained hands, his campfire tizzy. Over the next few days she watches as Tom paddles off to fish and clambers over the rocks to paint. And then he invites Helen to paint with him wildflowers blooming near the shanty, boats rocking in the water, pine trees blowing in a storm. And at summer?s end, he leaves her with a memento of their time together. The copy, told in lyrical free verse, has a quiet charm, while the illustrations capture the natural beauty that inspired some of Thomson?s most never-to-be-forgotten paintings. An author?s note provides more information about Tom Thomson?s life.
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Written by the American Canoe Association and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, "Introduction to Paddling" is an easy-to-understand guide to flatwater and river paddling. Based on an earlier work by the Ohio DNR, Flat-water Paddler, this amply illustrated book tells beginning paddlers everything they need to know, from appropriate clothing to the parts of the boat, from correct strokes to proper safety concerns. Good for instructors and those who like to teach themselves, this book is an important resource for those who like to paddle or want to start.
Includes instruction in basic skills, choosing the right equipment, safety guidelines, and conditioning exercises.
Brenden and Renee didn't have anything they wanted to add except what a joy I was to race with and what a pain Mickey is. Also, that last part after "add" might not be strictly true. The Castlewood 8-Hour has been a part of my December schedule for seven years now, and I've never shared the day with the exact same group of teammates. I've volunteered with Patrick and Dave, and I've raced in varying 2- and 4-person team configurations: 2011 as a guest-racer on Orange Lederhosen. and this year with Brenden, Mickey, and Renee. It's rare for me to adventure race with anyone who's not a regular teammate or frequent training partner of mine, but Renee and Brenden weren't exactly strangers. Renee and I have spent a lot of time together on bikes, and Brenden and I have at least been near each other a few times in races. We all met up at Alpine Shop on Friday night for packet pickup and then headed to a nearby restaurant to eat and plot our maps. The light ended up being too dim to do the plotting, so we all just hung out and talked for a while, leaving Mickey and Renee to deal with the maps and route planning when they got back to his house. I was staying at Bob's with the rest of Team Virtus, so once they were all in town I headed out to meet them for our traditional race-eve Dewey's pizza. Thwarted by a long wait, instead we grabbed a few pies to go and reconvened at Chez Jenkins, where we got right to work on their maps. Feeling out of the loop on my own maps, I stuck myself right in the middle of theirs and took up my normal job of reading coordinates. Luke and Travis did the plotting while Chuck wrote clues on the supplemental maps and Adam monitored my reading to make sure I wasn't trying to steer them wrong. Bob and Robby did "essential race prep" in the other room. We got our packs together over some discussion about the stupidity of my plan to leave the house at 5 a. m. to make sure I was at the bike drop the second it opened at 5:45 (spoiler alert: they were right) and eventually all headed to... That made the 4:15 wake-up call a joy, but it's always easier to get out of bed on race day. I met Mickey, Renee, and Brenden at the bike drop, then we left my car in a park and ride lot since parking was limited at race HQ. Starting an adventure race in the fancy surroundings of an urban country club was a weird contrast from our typical... We had a short pre-race briefing under the start/finish arch at 7:30 and then milled around catching up with friends and taking team pictures until go time. " This is the exact opposite of my natural race tendency, which is to slip to the very back and spend my day making conversation. Trek 1: 3ish miles, 34ish minutes, CP 1-3. The race started with a 5K mostly uphill road run. My recent running has been so limited as to be almost non-existent, which made running with a pack even more fun than normal. Thankfully Mickey carried most of my mandatory gear in his pack, and with the lighter load I was able to run all but the biggest hill. Road runs are tough because there's no good excuse to stop and walk, at least not on a team that won't accept "because I want to" as a legitimate reason. We collected CP 1 and 2 along the way and then finally hit a lovely, long downhill all the way to the Allenton Access boat ramp, where we collected CP3, made a quick transition, and hopped into the canoes. It was a gray, chilly morning, but with our canoe tracking smoothly through the water I had few worries about a potential December swim and the first half went pretty quickly. Just as I was getting sick of being in the boat, distraction paddled up in the form of our Alpine Shop buddies. We compared this canoe leg with the surprise individual kayaks at the Berryman Adventure, but when I started talking with my hands to demonstrate my lack of prowess there, Brenden directed me right back to the task at hand: "Get your paddle in the... We beached our canoes on the gravel bank, pulled it out of the water, punched our passport, and then trekked below the bridge and uphill to the bike drop. Bike 1: 2 miles, ~30 min, CP 6-8. I had a bad moment at the bike drop when Mickey went to turn on my rear blinky and it wasn't there. I hadn't even looked at it when going over the mandatory gear list because I knew it was on that bike.
Canoe paddle strokes - Wikipedia
Canoe paddle strokes are the means by which a paddle (or paddles) is used to move a canoe through the water. Categorizing strokes makes learning them easier.
Paddle - Wikipedia
A paddle is a tool used for pushing against liquids, either as a form of propulsion in a boat or as an implement for mixing.
How to Paddle a Canoe (with Pictures) - wikiHow
How to Paddle a Canoe. With its slim, tapering design and open top, the canoe hasn't changed much since its invention by the indigenous people of North America, yet ...
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