Thursday, April 26, 2012


".. and to any others who have felt the thrill of the back country and still long to explore what might lie just around the next bend. I know of no better way of doing just that, than having a fine canoe under one's seat, a sleek paddle in one's hand, a little bug dope in your pocket, and a harmonica near the top of your pack."--
--- Book dedication from Kenai Canoe Trails - Daniel Quick

" ....What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other travel. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature.... "
--- Pierre Elliott Trudeau

"....There is nothing, absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats...."
--- From: "The Wind in the Willows" - Kenneth Grahame


Amanda said...

As a canoe loving Canadian gal I loved being reminded of canoeing - brought back lovely memories of the lakes and summers at the cottage, thanks Kiwi Boy

Alden Smith said...

Yes, canoeing is very good fun, so is kayaking - I have a sea kayak which I use from time to time - its magic out on the water- I love the idea of a long canoe trip sometime though - Canadian style, lakes, rivers, portaging and camping - well less of the portaging, more of the paddling : > )