Ecuador – The Land of the Boof
[Boof: The act of lifting the bow of a whitewater kayak while going over rocks, waves, or waterfalls, in order to launch over hydraulics (“holes”) or rocks.]
When my boss Marty Cronin invited me to Ecuador with the Jackson Kayak sales team my reaction was somewhat muted – how could
Creeking usually involves descending very steep low-volume whitewater. But there is an alternative flat-water version that will appeal if you are not hooked on adrenalin and not looking to hurl yourself down some steep ravine.
Many watersheds have quiet backwaters that are worthy of exploring and can provide an entirely different kind of thrill. The pleasure
Known for its friendly welcome, delicious seafood, countless headlands (many with historic lighthouses), empty beaches, intricately beautiful inlets and more than a thousand islands (many of which are publicly owned and make for wonderful camping) the Canadian province of Nova Scotia is a sea kayaker’s dream. Off the south western shore of Nova Scotia lies
Big Sur (Big South) is a stunning 90 mile section of California’s Central Coast bracketed by the towns of Carmel to the north and San Simeon to the south. A vast tract of ranchland, 5,000ft mountains and deep valleys that plunge seawards, Big Sur provides a significant challenge to sea kayakers wishing to embark on