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A Blast from the past

I have been leant a copy of the 1969 “Living Canoeing” to have a read of. It’s a brilliant resource, but I couldn’t help noticing that a few things have changed since then…

 

Luckily, equipment has improved…

 

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…along with technique.

 

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Few of us will ever build our own boats…

 

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…or have to rely on a homemade roof rack – hopefully.

 

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The safety gear wasn’t all that safe anyway…

 

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…but these pioneers ┬ástill went big.

 

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I often wonder if I’ll still recognise the sport in 40 years time…

 

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