Canoeing on the River Severn

The River Severn is famous for its bore – a tidal phenomenon which flows upstream against the current – and for being the longest river in Britain. Its journey takes it from mid Wales’ Cambrian Mountains, through Shropshire, Worcestershire and … Continue reading

Canoeing the Congaree

There’s a place not far from Columbia, South Carolina, surrounded by enormous trees, where a person loses all sense of proportion. A sweetgum tree, for example, that from a distance appears tiny, turns out, upon close inspection, to be quite … Continue reading

Canoes in the Lake District

Visited by more than 12 million tourists annually, the Lake District is England’s largest National Park. Designated since the early 50s, Scafell Pike, its highest peak and Westwater, its deepest lake, are just two reasons why visitors keep returning. And … Continue reading

Canoe Camping: Plan, Pack and Paddle

On a sunny weekend in June several years ago, a few friends and I scouted the Manitowish and Trout Rivers of the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest in northern Wisconsin. We were in search of a water trail for … Continue reading

Canoeing on the Salcombe-Kingsbridge Estuary

An early summer morning on the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary has to be one of the most tranquil times of the day. The gentle lapping of the water combines with the beauty of “The Bag” – a wide stretch of water near … Continue reading

Canoeing and Kayaking Around Plymouth Devon

Like many of its neighbours on England’s southwest coast, Plymouth has, inevitably, a strong maritime presence. Add palm trees, countless tourist attractions and warm summer temperatures into the mix, and you have a recipe to attract scores of visitors. Watersports … Continue reading

Tableau Canoeing the Flambeau: Two Men Journey Nouveau

What do friends do? They go on a three-day 30-mile canoe trip down the famous Flambeau River’s North Fork in northern Wisconsin’s remote forests.

The name of the river seems to come from a traditional interpretation of the word, “flame,” … Continue reading

Paddling My Spirit on a Wisconsin Flowage

On a sunny July morning a few years ago, my wife and I drove from our home on the Big Eau Pleine Flowage in north-central Wisconsin to Winona, Minnesota. It was approximately a 140-mile drive. But, it was well worth … Continue reading

Canoeing in North Carolina’s Northeast Corridor

A number of outdoor enthusiasts believe that northeastern North Carolina has it all. Anglers and boaters love the area, while persons seeking quiet cannot believe their good fortune.

Rising in a corner of the Great Dismal Swamp, the Perquimans River … Continue reading

Kayaking, Canoeing and More in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Spectacular scenery and a wide variety of water sports are what makes Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park so popular. Being the largest stretch of freshwater in mainland Britain, it’s little wonder that kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts flock there. … Continue reading