Only way i could upload my video. I lived in a small tiny 1 room cabin till i was 5 or 6. My mom was single and had her own issues that she was working out, i remember some things that i shouldn't have seen, but I'm #healing#recovery#home#cabin#canoe
“I built this wooden kayak by hand. I do not know anyone in Malta who builds them. I’ve called this initiative “The Floating Project”, even though we do not only build objects related to the sea, but we do also product design in general.
I’ve studied interior design. But I’m not the type of person to stay inside, locked in an office in front of a computer. I’m always trying to come up with something new and I wanted a project. I had seen a movie clip on how to build a kayak and decided to try it out. I started with the design. I did not know anything about technics, stability, velocity and other naval problems one may encounter. I ended up with this kayak after much research and many studies, making improvements as I went along. A project which should have taken me a year to complete, but which occupied two years of my time. Moments of doubt kept cropping in my mind all the time, prompting me to give up. Problems crop up all the time. Finally I have finished the kayak as I wanted it to be. P9 - prototype 9. I tested it myself and others tested it as well, and it worked. I’m happy with the final product. One has to appreciate that everything is hand-made, in-house, no imports. Now clients can order one as well.
This project is my baby. A team effort, my wife Vanessa and myself. She helps and supports me and was there for me through every step of the project. I come here for two hours work before starting my day job, and when my workday is over, I come back here to continue where I have left in the morning.”
Junior qualifying at Canoe Slalom World Champs kicks off this afternoon from 16:30 AEST. Live stream via www.canoeicf.com
Good luck team 😉🙌🇦🇺🙌🇦🇺@paddleroos_team
@choatejack @bradley_mclaughlan @jmonta18 @yanazoowski
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International debut for the paddle roos team with the newest member making an appearance @choatejack. Didn't quite go as planned watch gate 9 for a laugh. Individual runs on tomorrow @jmontalto_
I enjoyed a solo paddle last weekend, Cubbie and I, on my favourite river, the Chinchaga. It was for peace, and adventure, and I got both. I was rewarded with incredible scenery, numerous wildlife encounters, fossil finds, a sunburn, and cool memories.
I’ve taken friends, family and extra special people on this trip before, and this was the 5th or 6th time this 20 hour paddle was on my own. “Life is best shared”, and I enjoy giving a glimpse to others, of what I’m lucky enough to do. I hope you like it too.
The frame with the flask.....a gift from my best friend, and best man, 8 years ago. God Save the Queen!
More to come.... #theadventurecontinues#canadiancollective#scottiesofinstagram#alberta#canoetrip#prospector#canoe