Kayaking on Devon’s River Dart

Rising on the high moor among the mysterious tors of Dartmoor, Devon’s East and West Darts converge at Dartmeet before continuing a journey through wonderful scenery. Twenty miles later, the river exits the mainland at Dartmouth. In between, it serves … Continue reading

5 Questions With Brody Welte

Brody Welte stepped on a stand up paddle board (SUP) in 2007 in Hawai’i and never looked back. Despite the economic downturn, Welte launched his own SUP company in 2008 and developed a comprehensive SUP fitness training program, PaddleFit. Today … Continue reading

Love Letter to the Yellowstone River

We put our canoe in at Mallard’s Rest and paddle out into the middle of the Yellowstone River. Cottonwoods lining the bank are just budding out and perfuming the air. The mountains are shrouded in a rare mist—more silhouette than … Continue reading

Paddle Boarding in Exmouth

Although it bubbles to the surface on Exmoor, just 5 miles from the Bristol Channel, the River Exe takes a southward journey through a sizeable swathe of Devon before it reaches its outflow at Exmouth. Situated on the east bank, … Continue reading

Ice Canoers Extend the Paddling Season

For most river sports enthusiasts, the arrival of ice on the river marks the end of the paddling season. However, in Quebec City the fun is just beginning. On Sunday, February 8th, accompanied by hundreds of other spectators, I decided Continue reading

SUP on the River Thames

England’s second longest river has a history dating back to Neolithic times. The Thames flows through some of the driest parts of Britain’s mainland on a route taking it 236 miles from start to finish. Well known for its regattas … Continue reading

Paddling the Calcasieu

Most always, the ingredients for a great recipe are balanced to let the flavor of each individual part come through every bite. Louisiana’s Calcasieu River resembles a great recipe. Natural beauty, food and fun, as well as superb fishing make … Continue reading

Whitewater Rafting on the River Orchy

Argyll’s peaceful Glen Orchy hides a less than peaceful secret. A gentle secret for most of the year until winter arrives. That’s when it changes to a wild and raging torrent. Known as the “best rafting river in the UK,” … Continue reading

Canoeing in the County of the White Rose: Yorkshire

Yorkshire may be well-known for its Dales, its Moors, its stunning scenery and its history, but if you look a little deeper, you’ll discover some great rivers, a vast network of canals and a coastline tailor-made for canoeing. It’s an … Continue reading

Kayaks on Ireland’s River Shannon

The Shannon is Ireland’s longest river – around 224 miles long – and forms a natural barrier between east and west. Its flow takes it through 11 counties and its intrinsic “Irishness” has enabled it to become an immensely popular … Continue reading