Adventure Kayak Magazine Photo Annual includes one of my Photos

Thursday, 28 July 2011
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Paddling through the Western Gap. Photo Credit: David Johnston

I got the latest issue of Adventure Kayak (Summer/Fall 2011) and was pleased to discover that one of my photos had been selected for their photo themed issue. Actually the photo was discovered by one of my kids who grabbed it from the mail and started flipping through it before I could get my grubby hands on it.

This photo was taken inToronto’s Western Gap during a cold January day back in 2010. Long time readers will remember the Western Gap as a section of poorly designed break walls that tend to capture energy and hold-in waves rather then dispersing them as a break wall should. It’s so well known in the local nautical world that most sailing guidebooks about the great lakes warn you to stay out of the area if there is any wind blowing out of the southwest.


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Of course we are quite pleased that the designers messed up. It’s an exciting place to be if you are actually looking for waves to play in.

Here is an electronic copy of the original.

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The content of latest issue of Adventure Kayak is great as usual. There is a fantastic article on playing around in your boat that covers curious skills, fancy moves and fun games to make you a better paddler. It really reinforces my long-held belief that just fooling around in your boat is a fantastic skill builder for other serious skills like actually paddling somewhere. Read it and try them out. You won’t be disappointed.

Oh yes, Neil Schulman has a good article on why the best paddlers should take the time to learn how to canoe.

The latest issue should be on newsstands now. Buy two copies, my photo is perfect for framing.

For those interested, I shot this with my Cannon SLR using an Aquapac SLR Camera Case. The case is awesome as it allows me to get out in rough stuff never needing to worry that I'm going to ruin my camera.

More info: Adventure Kayak Magazine

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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