I Like to Canoe

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    Love It

    I own a canoe (and two kayaks), won in a competition. I was over the moon when I won, because I just love canoeing. Down a river, paddling, with friends, just relaxing, paddling rhythmically, not even needing to think about much, automatically adjusting to new directions and...
    AlfieJorj AlfieJorj
    36-40, F
    Aug 17, 2013

    Steering An Outrigger Canoe Is Interesting.

    Two years ago, for recreational therapy, I was allowed to take the stern of a six person outrigger canoe.  There were two canoes: one with the instructor steering and one with me.  We did races that were pretty exciting. We canoed in an inlet which is a harbor for...
    Igneous Igneous
    56-60, M
    May 6, 2010

    On the River

    There are several  rivers here and a few that are quite large going forever and ever. I love to go up the river in a canoe. You have to watch the speed boats and gators and I don't dare take the kids, but it is so much fun. There are a few places you can rent them too so you don...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2007

    It's So Peaceful

    It's been a fair amount of time since the last time I got to go canoeing (sp?), but I used to live in upstate New York and my father and I would go pretty frequently. We had the Susquehanna River right behind our house, so we could just hop in any time we wanted. It's so...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2008

    I Love The Way I Feel In A Canoe

    Being in a canoe empowers me.  I feel in control, serene, confident.  In my younger days I was in a canoe whenever the opportunity arose!  I wasn't always  as cautious as I should be in a canoe!  I have toppled my share!Now I shudder when I think of the most foolhardy thing...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy
    56-60, F
    Sep 9, 2011

    From The Great Lakes To The Arid Desert

    I grew up in a place with more shores of fresh water than the salty shores of florida and california combined. Now I find myself unexpectedly living in the desert. I have spend my childhoods canoeing the lakes of canada to the arctic circle. I have learned how to pass and enjoy...
    Ometz Ometz
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2010

    Highlight Of The Year

    Every year my older brother, 2 of our friends, and myself go on a 5 day 70 mile canoe trip. We don't use guides or camp sites or anything. We hunt for all of our food and mark our progress with maps. It is always the highlight of my summer and it's coming up in about a month...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 22, 2012
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