Simon is back from his trip from Norway. It
sounds fantastic. He had difficulties updating his blog via text message so the
whole trip was posted all at once. [Link]
Blow-Up Doll Whitewater Raft Race
Is there anything that the Russian people
won't do? The recently ran Fifth Bubble Baba Challenge saw 400 men and woman
race to the finish line of a set of rapids in the Vuoksa river. What makes this
race different is that you need to bring your own inflatable woman to float
along with. Where do they get that many inflatable woman to come along?
Apparently, they were able to rent them somewhere. A couple of woman were
disappointed that they were required to float down on another woman as the
rental company didn't rent blow-up men... I don't know what to think about it.
It reminds me of the Gale Storm rescue device we recently reported on. [Link]
Thanks to getoutdoors.com.
Strained Diplomacy between Iran and US Spills over to Paddling
We reported on it earlier but it is
starting to pop-up in other news sources so it is good to talk about again. It
seems that Iranian kayak coach Katayoun Ashraf was fired from the Iranian
National Federation team for bringing three teenage athletes to the U.S. to
train. They sought extra training in
hopes of representing Iran in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. But now the athletes' position on the
national team is in jeopardy. How crazy is that. [Link]
Now get back to work!
Paddling Raft-Up for August 27, 2007Monday, 27 August 2007
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.