Paddling the Rio Grande in New Mexico

The Rio Grande or Rio Bravo del Norte, as it is called in Mexico, flows from headwaters near Creede in the mountains of southern Colorado south through New Mexico, eventually forming the Texas/Mexico border on its way to Brownsville, before … Continue reading

Canoeing the Iconic Cape Fear River

The Cape Fear River is formed by the confluence of the Deep and Haw rivers in southeastern Lee County. Its watershed is the largest in North Carolina, containing 9,000+ square miles. The Cape Fear begins in Greensboro and flows all … Continue reading

Canoeing on the River Wye Herefordshire

Herefordshire’s River Wye flows for around 135 miles and is the fifth longest in the UK. The Wye Valley is one of the county’s areas of outstanding natural beauty and a great place to unwind. To see part of this … Continue reading

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

America’s Foreign Country: Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin

For more than 18 miles, concrete and steel columns holding up Interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette in Louisiana rise out of a swamp. Not just any wetland, but the Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp, which covers a third of … 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