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)

There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude and peace
Sigurd F. Olson.

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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.

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Source: Australian Geographic

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