Well, he almost got arrested.
Nigel was in China with the staff and owner of Point 65 Kayaks for the official opening of their manufacturing factory over there.
After the festivities (and their last day in China), somebody got the bright idea of going on a night paddle down "The Bund" which is part of the Huangpu River. As far as they knew nobody had ever kayaked along that section before.
Things were good but then two police boats saw them and flagged them down with a search light. After being told to get off the water and come aboard, they had to call their lawyer in China who negotiated their release over a cell phone.
Luckily they were able to still make their flights back home!
How is that for a dynamic, sensational headline!
Full Story and Photo Credit: Point 65 Blog
Nigel Foster Arrested!Wednesday, 05 November 2008
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.