Canoeing is an activity which involves paddling a canoe in which you kneel or sit facing forward in an open or closed-decked canoe, and propel yourself with a single-bladed paddle. Common meanings of the term are limited to when the canoeing is the central purpose of the activity. Broader meanings include when it is combined with other activities such as canoe camping, or where canoeing is merely a transportation method used to accomplish other activities. Most present-day canoeing is done as or as a part of a sport or recreational activity.
(adapted from Wikipedia Australia)
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Canoeing has been around for thousands of years and, other than the materials they’re made from, modern boats are not all that dissimilar in design to the vessels originally used by indigenous populations the world over.
These days, a traditional canoe is called a C-boat, or a Canadian, and it has an open-top design, unlike a K-boat (a kayak) which has a covered top. Most canoes are around five metres (17 feet) in length and are paddled by one or two canoeists, each with a single-blade paddle.
Source: Australian Geographic
The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness, and of a freedom almost forgotten
Sigurd F. Olson