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RIP Necky

From the Necky Facebook Page: "The time has come to say farewell to the Necky brand, but this isn't goodbye! …

Canoe Movie

This is a movie trailer that highlights the evocative and beautiful short documentary film by Goh Iromoto. The…

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Ancient Kayak Clothing - Form Fit for Function

Imagine kayaking in the unforgiving North Pacific Ocean, where on even a warm day, the water temperature rarel…

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The View from Hubbert's Peak

We had a cool, rainy summer in the Adirondacks. That was good news for both ducks and mosquitos. And it was go…

War in a Wilderness: Part 2

In the summer of 1884, two men faced each other across the waters of the Nile. One man was besieged within the…

War in a Wilderness: Part 1

A fading superpower grows weak and totters toward collapse. In a restive province on the margins of its e…

Headwaters

Three years ago, almost to the day, the first of my "Backwaters" piecesappeared in this spot. The backwaters i…

Backwaters: Part 5

A note to the reader: This is the fifth in a series of columns exploring noteworthy landmarks in paddlesp…

Backwaters: Part 4

I'm not sure how many paddlers on the American side of the Pond have read Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in t…