By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]
By Tim Mutrie Published: January 18, 2011 It doesn’t happen often, and especially when it’s flowing 20,000-plus cfs. But Ted Keyes of Twin Falls, Idaho, just did—the Grand Canyon in a sea kayak (Native Watercraft Inuit). An annual trip of self-supporting kayakers, Keyes’ crew brought the sea kayak this time, for the first time. The […]
Nestled in the southwest corner of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s eastern-most province, is the tiny fishing village of Burgeo. Home to some spectacular sea kayaking, this picture postcard of a town is blessed with everything on the wish list: Miles of sandy beaches, deep fjords and 300-plus islands to explore. Also, there are no crowds—which should come as no surprise given Burgeo’s isolation.
(Ed’s note: This is the first piece in a series.) “The canoe is the simplest, most functional, yet aesthetically pleasing object ever created.” —Bill Mason, Path of the Paddle By Conor Mihell Published: January 14, 2011 The late Canadian canoeing legend Bill Mason was fond of extolling the virtues of wood and canvas canoes in […]
By Conor Mihell Published: January 12, 2011 No one said paddling a sea kayak across the full breadth of the Atlantic Ocean would be easy, but then again, few anticipated that 64-year-old Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba’s passage from Africa to South America would be so tough. In the past month, Doba’s east to west progress […]
By Tim Mutrie Published: January 12, 2011 Swedish paddler Anton Immler is claiming a world record waterfall drop… in a Kmart-style dingy. See for yourself. Meanwhile, since word of world record waterfall drops travels fast—even if things get lost in translation coming all the way from Chile—we decided to look back at the real historic […]
(This article was featured in the December 2010 issue of Canoe and Kayak Magazine) German rock ’n’ roll drummer Marcus Demuth moved to New York City for the music scene. During a smoke break six years ago, he saw kayakers paddling on the Hudson River. Soon he could think of little else. “I just felt like […]