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One bladed fun
Thursday, July 16, 2009

As the sun went behind a cloud and the cloud started leaking, Jim Bradley and I braved the grey afternoon and launched our canoe onto the Menai Straits. We had great fun for a couple of hours, breaking in and out of the tide which was flooding under Menai Bridge & practicing maneuvering the canoe in currents. Jim claims that open boating is his weakest paddlesport but he made me feel very comfortable in the boat as he steered it from the stern and gave me a tip or two. We even had a go at poling. At the end of the day, we paddled down to the white house on the island and tried to have a surf on a standing wave there. We didn't get much of a ride, but we did stay upright, which was a victory as far as i was concerned!

The days paddle was training for a big canoeing trip I'm going on in August and that I'm very excited about. It's a trip in the far north of Canada with Blackfeather. I'm filming the 2 week journey for the canoeing DVD I'm making. I'll write about it all very soon!


Anonymous Rob R. said...

While your in filming in Canada you may want to check out Quetico Provincial Park of Ontario the BWAC in Minnesota. These non-motorized parks/wildernesses are destinations for paddlers. Quetico 4,760 km². (1.18 million acre) and the BWCA is a 1.09 million acre (4,410 km²) that border each other with thousands of lakes connected by portages. You probably know about them already, but it seems that it might be appropriate for an open canoe video though not as exciting as a wild northern Canadian river.

Rob R

5:55 am  
Anonymous mint tea drinker said...

great pics and article but were is barrington shaw?

8:33 am  

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