photograph by Nancy Battaglia for National Geographic.
the picture set the Guinness World Record for Largest raft of canoes & kayaks. it was an event set up called “One Square Mile of Hope” to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. the official count was 1,902 canoes and kayaks.
Published February 19, 2013
Tags: canoe, canoe & kayak, extreme kayaking, kayak, kayaking, NRS, paraplegic, patagonia, walk on water, watersports
this is amazing – the story of a man, Greg Mallory, who lost the use of his legs due to a skiing accident, and he found extreme whitewater kayaking as a sport that he could get involved in, and not be hampered (too much) by the loss of use from his legs. it’s great to see how other kayakers help Greg get to some of the difficult put-ins to start their kayak runs.
as usual, load it up in HD and watch full screen.
Greg is now on a 1-year kayaking trip in Patagonia – read more about it at http://www.southerntiptrip.com/
HT: Canoe & Kayak
another awesome extreme kayaking video.
load it up in HD and watch full screen – it’s wild.
Published February 13, 2013
kayaking , sailing
Tags: Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2013, dinghy, Hobart, Predict Wind, sailing, tall ships, Tasmania, wooden boats, wooden canoe, yachts
a fantastic video showing off some of the wooden boats that were on the water and on display for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2013.
Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a biennial event held in Hobart Tasmania celebrating wooden boats of all sizes including wooden canoes, kayaks and dinghies as well as yachts and tall ships.
let this video load up in HD and watch full screen – it’s a beautiful video and some gorgeous wooden boats.
Published January 25, 2013
Tags: boat building, canoe, canoeing, cedar strip canoe, Gull Lake Boat Works, led zeppelin, penn & pannache, wood canvas canoe, wooden canoe, Zoso
this is an amazing look at the process used by Marc of Gull Lake Boat Works as he creates his custom wood and canvas canoes all by hand.
plus, he has a sweet set of tattoos on his forearm of the 4 symbols from Led Zeppelin’s 4th studio album (3:18 into the video).
Published April 17, 2012
kayaking , Michigan , sailing
Tags: Aerial America, freshwater fly, great lakes, HOMES, Lake Erie, lake huron, lake michigan, Lake Superior, michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes
this is a pretty sweet video showing off Michigan’s great natural resource – the Great Lakes – and the miles of coastline and beaches we have in our state. it also highlights the Sleeping Bear Dunes, a 450-foot high sand dune in the northwest corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula.
HT: The Freshwater Fly