This is Canoeing!

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a paddling snob. Personally, I prefer kayaking to canoeing. Can’t really say why exactly, except that I feel more in control and more able to handle bigger water in a kayak than I do a canoe. But perhaps this video, brought to us by the folks over at Cackle TV, can convince me to give canoeing a bit of a break.

Not only is the video beautifully shot, but it’s images convey two sides to a canoe adventure. Some are serene and peaceful, with amazing scenery, while others are frenetic and fast, with crazy white water. The styles of canoes shown varies greatly too, with all kinds of unique boats that look fun to paddle. This video is a far cry from the snow kayaking one I posted earlier. Both look like fun, just in different ways.

Kraig Becker

7 thoughts on “This is Canoeing!”

  1. I wrote a post about this amazing video a couple weeks ago ( I titled it – This is Canoeing ! ( and it's not gay )). Just like you , this video totally changed my perception of canoeing ! … to the point that.. I want to buy one !

  2. Cracking video!

    I've tried out both – though I think the location and events on the day make a big impact on how much you can enjoy one or the other.

    When I tackled The Canoeing Challenge I was with a big group of friends so canoes have the edge for me at the mo.

    I'm attempting a challenge in EVERY sport in the Olympics before London 2012 – a mission I'm calling The Everyman Olympics, because of the approach used for each event can be adapted to suit anyone.

    This task has just hit its 1st Birthday.

  3. this is such a great sport, it can get difficult but once you put the effort and time in training. it becomes something enjoyable


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