Listen To Episode 2 Of The Paul Kirtley Podcast
In this episode, I chat with my good friend and colleague British canoeing maestro, Ray Goodwin. We discuss wilderness expeditioning in canoe. Specifically we talk about the mindset and attitude you need in order to make the right decisions, particularly while you are in wild and remote settings. But we also talk about what it is we love about the Canadian wilderness
On a practical level, we discuss the tactics we employ when we decide to run rapids and those that we employ when we don’t as well as how to protect our kit.
All of this is born of experience of course and Ray has some tales of woe to share along the way too.
This conversation is one that took place during a wilderness canoe trip we undertook together, along with a small group of clients.
If you are not familiar with Ray and his canoeing exploits, then let me explain a little bit more about him. He’s been a pioneer of open canoe in the UK and many consider him the UK’s foremost canoe coach.
Ray’s canoeing career has taken him far and wide and he has expeditioned on four continents. Even closer to home he has achieved high adventure and ground breaking journeys, from the gruelling cross-Scotland trips of his early days in canoe to the first circumnavigation of Wales in canoe as well as the first unsupported canoe crossing of the Irish Sea.
“In the context of this big environment, you’ve really got to take the risk down a long, long way”Click to tweet
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Books Mentioned In This Podcast
Signed Copies of Canoeing By Ray Goodwin
Ray Goodwin’s book ‘Canoeing’ was published by Pesda Press in 2011. With over 800 photographs used in sequences and photo montages, it is lavishly illustrated and covers all aspects of canoeing.
Canoe Courses and Trips With Ray Goodwin
Below are links to the courses and trips that Ray and I deliver together:
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