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Pub Crawl on the Thames River, Page 3

11.11.2013

And then I come upon a ratty old battleship gray and black wooden cabin cruiser with a man drinking an orange concoction straight out of a handle of liquor. “Beautiful day for a paddle, eh?” I say. “Where are you coming from?” says the sinewy man with long brown hair, red bandana, and a tinge […]

Thames River Pub Crawl II

11.11.2013

Inspired by some stories he read, Tom Hurley decided to paddle and create an E-book guidebook on pub crawling on the Thames.

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, page 2

11.11.2013

We’d planned to camp, but a nagging afternoon drizzle has left the three of us bone-chilled and tired. The crackling fireplace of The Rose Revived, a small 16th century riverfront pub and inn, draws us inside and holds us there. That night we sleep between sheets, as a steady rain pounds the Rose’s windowpanes. The […]

Pub Crawl on the Thames River

11.11.2013

A source-to-sea misadventure during a pub crawl on the Thames

Autumn Paddling in New England

10.24.2013

New England is famous for its unrivaled autumn foliage and American history. While people come from all over the world to drive and hike through the forests, the best way to view the scenery and serenity of fall in New England is by boat.

Strange Days: Paddling in Flood and Fire

10.24.2013

French soothsayer Nostradamus would have had a heyday this year. After an otherwise ho-hum summer, paddlers across the country were greeted by a rash of freakish, end-of-the-times weather that, in many cases, made survival a higher priority than paddling. But paddlers will be paddlers, and a few got after it anyway.

Park Service to Boaters: Come Back Later

10.07.2013

Well, they still might be sitting on a lot of food and PBRs, but Grand Canyon permit holders stymied by the government shutdown will get to float the river at some point, and get a little gas money for the shuttle home.

Kayak in Central America’s Secret Gem

10.07.2013

Nicaragua is the secret gem of Central America’s kayaking destinations. Paddler and contributor Jeff Kinney shares his experiences and top reasons you should make this on your paddling priority list before others find out.

What I Learned in B.C.

10.05.2013

BC is of the most beautiful and most challenging whitewater destinations in the world. Paddler and C&K contributor Eric Adsit offers advice from his kayaking experience to help others make good judgment calls without the portages.

Kayaking Detroit, Michigan

10.03.2013

With soaring unemployment and an economy Milton Friedman could only shake his head at, visiting Detroit isn’t on many people’s bucket list these days. But if you’re into non-motorized boating, you may want to give Motor City a second look.

Salton Sea, Southern California

10.03.2013

Don’t let the high salt content and a few dead Tilapia littering the briny mudflats of the Salton Sea sway your decision to paddle California’s largest lake.

Cache La Bayou, Arkansas

10.03.2013

The best thing about searching for a formerly extinct bird is that it can force you out of your comfort zone. Take Bayou DeView, for example, within the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in east-central Arkansas.

Some Unlikely Paddling Destinations

10.03.2013

Sometimes the best paddling happens when you least expect it. On the following pages, you’ll find six other mistakenly overlooked spots to discover for yourself.

Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn N.Y.

10.03.2013

Each time he crossed the Gowanus Canal, Frank Minna, the small-time wise guy in the novel Motherless Brooklyn, quipped that it’s “the only body of water in the world that is 90 percent guns.”

Cuyahoga River, Ohio

10.03.2013

The waterway was so full of industrial waste that its surface burned no fewer than 13 times, including the devastating 1969 blaze that helped spark large-scale environmental policy initiatives. These days, it’s a great place for a paddle.

The Hanford Reach, Washington

10.03.2013

Folks at the Hanford Site spend most of their time cleaning up the mess left by the nine Cold War reactors and five plutonium enrichment plants along this scenic 51-mile stretch of the Columbia River in Southeastern Washington.

5 Reasons to Paddle Palau

09.26.2013

From swimming among golden jellyfish to kayaking over sharks in crystal clear waters, Palau has everything an adventurous traveler could want in a vacation.

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