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The Important Places...

"Flipping through Dad's old slides it occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, if I can bring back together these two things that were young once - my father and the Colorado river - I can somehow travel back in time to learn something of who my father was...

The narration is superb... but Dad's the real star of this beautiful film....

The Important Places...

"Flipping through Dad's old slides it occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, if I can bring back together these two things that were young once - my father and the Colorado river - I can somehow travel back in time to learn something of who my father was...

The narration is superb... but Dad's the real star of this beautiful film....

Morall River Films - Introduction to Canoe Camping

Two years ago, Mark and Merri Morall of Morall River Films built up expectations of a DVD they had been working on by releasing "More than a River": a lush opening sequence, capturing the spirit of tripping and journeying in song as well as in great footage, and heightening anticipation by ending with Sigurd Olsen's famous line about the way of the canoe being "the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten"...

Morall River Films - Introduction to Canoe Camping

Two years ago, Mark and Merri Morall of Morall River Films built up expectations of a DVD they had been working on by releasing "More than a River": a lush opening sequence, capturing the spirit of tripping and journeying in song as well as in great footage, and heightening anticipation by ending with Sigurd Olsen's famous line about the way of the canoe being "the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten"...

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  1. Martin Strunge's excellent review of the 2014 Open Canoe Festival.

  2. In the good old days when I worked in France our day off was often spent on the River Allier. Well, the upper sections to be precise. Returning there again this summer was like coming home. Corrine, the camp site manager, greeted us as if we where long lost relations and we got the three cheek-kisses reserved for relatives and long lost English people...

    Continued...

  3. In the good old days when I worked in France our day off was often spent on the River Allier. Well, the upper sections to be precise. Returning there again this summer was like coming home. Corrine, the camp site manager, greeted us as if we where long lost relations and we got the three cheek-kisses reserved for relatives and long lost English people...

    Continued...

  4. Glaskogen is a nature reserve established in 1970. It's situated on the border area between Årjäng, Arvika, Eda and Säffle in west Värmland. It is 28,000 hectares of dense forests with 80 lakes and Stora Gla, the largest of them all, at the heart of it. It's an ideal place for canoeing and many of its routes have cabins and laavus at which you can stop at overnight along the way.

    Glaskogen from Fred Cole on Vimeo.

    Fred's full account is on Song-of-the-Paddle: click here.

  5. Glaskogen is a nature reserve established in 1970. It's situated on the border area between Årjäng, Arvika, Eda and Säffle in west Värmland. It is 28,000 hectares of dense forests with 80 lakes and Stora Gla, the largest of them all, at the heart of it. It's an ideal place for canoeing and many of its routes have cabins and laavus at which you can stop at overnight along the way.

    Glaskogen from Fred Cole on Vimeo.

    Fred's full account is on Song-of-the-Paddle: click here.

  6. The Telemark region famous for its ice-climbing during the winter months and for its historical association through the classic film ‘The Heroes of Telemark’ provided some stunning backdrops for our adventures.

    So starts Matt Thompson's visually stunning account of an inspiring jaunt with what turned out to be a straight-foward jaunt through a spectacular setting.

  7. The Telemark region famous for its ice-climbing during the winter months and for its historical association through the classic film ‘The Heroes of Telemark’ provided some stunning backdrops for our adventures.

    So starts Matt Thompson's visually stunning account of an inspiring jaunt with what turned out to be a straight-foward jaunt through a spectacular setting.

  8. The mountains of Assynt and Inverpoly inspired me to visit [a] magical landscape [of] isolated peaks [...] glimmering lochans and miles of wet moorland [...] Spectacular is the best word to describe it.

    So starts one of the most inspiring blog to have ever emerged from Song-of-the-Paddle... all beautifully set c/o The Paddler:

  9. The mountains of Assynt and Inverpoly inspired me to visit [a] magical landscape [of] isolated peaks [...] glimmering lochans and miles of wet moorland [...] Spectacular is the best word to describe it.

    So starts one of the most inspiring blog to have ever emerged from Song-of-the-Paddle... all beautifully set c/o The Paddler:

  10. With a hiss the laden canoes slid off the beach and were embraced by the clear waters of the Golfo Stella - our annual adventure had begun!

    ...another inspiring tale from members of the Suffolk Open Canoe Group:

  11. With a hiss the laden canoes slid off the beach and were embraced by the clear waters of the Golfo Stella - our annual adventure had begun!

    ...another inspiring tale from members of the Suffolk Open Canoe Group:

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