Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nice day for a Canpaddle!

For the last few years, Algonquin Outfitters has been outfitting groups from the UK for whitewater training trips on Algonquin Park's Petawawa River. There is an surprisingly high level of canoeing culture and activity in the British Isles but they just don't have the extended wilderness river trips that we do. The "Canpaddle" crew below is a group of top-level BCU instructors and instructors-in-training getting set to do a day trip on our local Oxtongue River before heading out tomorrow for the Petawawa. Martin, second from the left, is on his second trip with us, check out his blog and great pictures from last year's expedition.

Expedition Canpaddle is ready for the river
Sorry about the blur - it must be a cloud of mosquitoes!