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Watch: Rediscovering Glen Canyon’s Lost Wonders by Kayak

From National Geographic:

Filmmaker Taylor Graham and his team embark on a mission to document what remains of Arizona’s submerged Glen Canyon by kayak. Watch their 350-mile through-paddle unfold as part of a National Geographic Society-supported project focused on water management challenges in the Colorado River Basin. Activists, archeologists, scientists, government officials and members of the Navajo Nation all weigh in on the far-reaching effects of the dam that flooded Glen Canyon to create Lake Powell in 1963.

A dream running trip in Norway

Katie Adams, Emelie Forsberg, and Ida Nilsson on a dream running trip in Norway.

37-year-old Teacher sets world record rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Reuters:

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing.

Bryce Carlson arrived at St. Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly, off England’s southwestern tip, late Saturday — 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes after setting out from St. John’s, Newfoundland.

 

The final leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race is underway

This is it. The final 700 nautical mile sprint to the finish in The Hague. This will determine the overall winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 is underway.

Follow the Volvo Ocean Race:

General boat prep check list for long distance voyaging on a small boat

Prudent seamanship and routine checks and maintenance prevent issues, catch issues before they become big problems, and will limit breakages on voyages.

Top tips for cruising sailing

  • Stay Afloat
  • Stay Manoeuvrable
  • Keep the Rig Up
  • Keep Functional Sails
  • Keep Crew Fed and Watered

Applies to short and long distance cruising.

Watch: Flashes of the Altai

Three friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and packrafting adventure. The goal was to traverse the Mongolian Altai over 12 days. The only inhabitants of the region are Kazakh nomads.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston bid farewell to his parents and began an incredible 312 day journey

50 years ago today, on June 14, 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston bid farewell to his parents and began an incredible 312 day journey which cemented him in the history books as the winner of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, making him the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world.

He completed his solo circumnavigation on 22 April 1969.

Watch: Sailing along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

From Patagonia:

“The Earth is a source of life, it’s not a resource.”

Watch: Travelling the World With a 71-Year Old Kayaker

Great Big Story via YouTube:

At the age of 34, Aleksander Doba paddled his first kayak. From there began a love affair with the sea that continues nearly four decades later. Driven by a fearless curiosity, Aleksander took to exploring the world from the seat of a kayak. In 2017, at the age of 70, he kayaked across the Atlantic for the third time, spending 110 days solo at sea. His entire journey from New Jersey to Brittany, France, took him 5,039 miles across the ocean, battling tropical storms and treacherous waves. For some, his expeditions seem impossible, but with every new adventure, Aleksander discovers a new, beautiful way to see the world.

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