Mailing List Reading

Tuesday, 05 June 2007
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To keep on top of what is going on, I find myself getting lots of mailings from outfitters and paddling schools from around the world. I'm on lots of mailinglists and to be honest, I usually disappointed with about 98% them. I'm mean come on, it is your primary mean of advertisement and promotion and you don't even take the time to send a lousy photo or a funny story to keep me interested? Hey company owners, want to see a good example? Go to Naturally Superior Adventures and get on their mailing list.

Enough ranting. I don't know what got into me. Sorry about that...

Two things caught my eye in NSA's latest mailing.

The quest for the most urban couple... They are helping to sponsor a contest looking for the most "Urban" couple. Here is the description:

The panel-selected winning couple will be taken on a guided, all-inclusive five-day kayaking adventure on Lake Superior. A cameraman will follow along, filming the adventure, with the footage later being released on the Internet as a series of reality-TV style "webisodes".

Think you could make the cut? Nominate yourself here. Don't tell your partner just in case you get picked. Now that will make for some great reality TV...

What else if fun in their newsletter...Oh yes, they are planning a really cool trip. They are offering a Voyageur Canoe Musical Tour from Rossport, Ontario to the Red Rock Folk and Blues Festival. You get to travel in a 36 foot Voyageur Canoe with everybody in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The best part is that this musical journey will be hosted by Ian Tamblyn.

Voyageur Canoe Ian Tamblyn has been a musician, songwriter, playwright and producer for many years. He has recorded several albums and countless soundtracks for theater and film. In recent years, Ian has had a close association with adventure travel and scientific expeditions. These travels have taken him from the icebergs of Greenland to the underwater world of Antarctica.

I can imagine what the campfire sing-songs would sound like. Awesome. As somebody who has guided several trips using a voyageur canoe, there is no better way to travel. Hand-down the most relaxing trip I have ever worked on. More info here.

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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