Today I learned about a Documentary called Kadoma. In which 2 American Pro Kayakers and their South African guide attempt the first descent of the Lukuga River in The Democratic Republic of Congo.While filming, the guide was snatched out of his Kayak by a 15fT crocodile and never seen again. mountainfilm.org/media/ka…
Today I learned of Aleksander Doba, a Polish kayaker known primarily for his long voyages across oceans. He kayaked across the Atlantic Ocean under his own power on three separate occasions. He completed his last crossing at the age of 70. His passages remain the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made nytimes.com/interactive/2…
A man was milled by a mute swan. After getting too close to a nest, the male swan knocked the man out of a kayak and actively blocked the man from swimming to shore. bbc.com/news/magazine-177…
Today I learned about the World’s Longest Kayak, Coming in at a Whopping 500 Feet and Fitting Over 100 People newatlas.com/ll-bean-worl…
Qajartalik (Inuktitut for "where there is a kayak") is a petroglyph site located on Qikertaaluk Island, Nunavut, with over 150 carvings of faces in soapstone. It is believed to be the north most rock art site in North America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qaj…
Pat Keller was the first person to Kayak off of Linville Falls. One of his professors documented the descent and the photographs ended up in a couple of magazines . . . which were seen by the National Parks Service who fined Pat Keller $5,000. blueridgeoutdoors.com/go-…
Andrew McAulay, an Australian mountaineer and sea kayaker, disappeared at sea while attempting to kayak 1600 km (994 mi) across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand in February 2007.His body was never found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Roger Courtney, a British commando during WWII, founded the Special Boat Section after proving the raiding ability of kayaks by infiltrating a docked British ship, stealing the cover from one of the deck guns, and displaying it to a group of superiors in a nearby tavern. nam.ac.uk/explore/roger-c…
Today I learned about Oskar Speck; a German man who paddled by folding kayak from Germany to Australia from 1932-1939 only to be arrested as a POW upon arrival. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osk…
Today I learned of Jesse Sharp, who died going over Niagra Falls in a kayak, confident enough that he had dinner reservations booked that evening. He refused to wear both a helmet and a life jacket. infoniagara.com/niagarada…
In 1932 Oskar Speck was an unemployed contractor in Germany who left via kayak to seek work, but en route changed his plan & decided to see the world. By 1939 he kayaked all the way to Australia. Unbeknown to him, WW2 started & upon arrival, he was detained as an enemy foreigner until WW2 ended. expeditionkayak.com/chron…
A Soviet physicist attempted to cross the Baltic Sea on a kayak to defect from the USSR. It didn't work, but eventually he made it out through a conference in Brussels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 1990 a man named Jessie Sharp paddled over the Niagara Falls in a kayak. He intended to paddle on after the fall to a restaurant downstream where he'd made dinner reservations. He didn't wear a life jacket incase it impeded an escape. His body was never found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A man once drowned in a pond after a swan knocked him out of his kayak and prevented him from swimming to shore bbc.com/news/magazine-177…
That, during the β€˜Little Ice Age’ (roughly 1550-1850), the Arctic ice sheet extended so far south that Eskimos reportedly reached Scotland by Kayak. geoscience-environment.co…
In 1928, a German sailor named Franz Romer crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Lisbon, Portugal to the Virgin Islands, a trip lasting 58 days. This is nothing special, even for the early twentieth century, except for the fact that he made this trip by himself in a small kayak en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
In 1990 Jesse Sharp went over the 51m tall Niagara Falls in a kayak. Expecting to survive, he even made dinner reservations at a restaurant 4mi downstream. He never showed up. infoniagara.com/niagarada…
Today I learned of Anthony Hensley, who was knocked out of his kayak and drowned due to a swan repeatedly attacking him. abcnews.go.com/blogs/head…
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An unprovoked beaver is capable of jumping out of a bay and into a kayak, and attacking the shit out of the kayaker. ora.tv/wtfark/the-beaver-…
64 year old crossed the Atlantic in a kayak wired.com/2011/02/epic-ka…
Kayaks were adapted for military use in World War II. Used mainly by British Commando and special forces, the Special Boat Service, and the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment. The latter made perhaps the best known use of them in the Operation Frankton raid on Bordeaux harbor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay…
A swan killed a man in Chicago. The swan knocked the man out of his kayak and stopped him from swimming to shore, according to eyewitnesses. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
Today I learned of Rod Baird, who was trapped underwater between rocks in a kayak for 7 minutes, then floated unconscious downstream, and was then carried by friends for an hour over rocky terrain to a boat - and survived. blueridgenow.com/article/…
The first folding kayak was invented in 1905 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fol…
Kiidk'yaas, also known as the Golden Spruce, in the Queen Charlotte Islands, had a rare genetic mutation that caused its needles to be golden in colour. It was illegally chopped down by Grant Hadwin, who may have then faked his own death on his way to trial by kayak. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kii…
Today I learned about northern Greenland's Inughuit, who unlike other Inuit cultures did not have kayaks or bows and arrows, and would not eat caribou. Somehow they survived six months of the year in complete darkness. For one thousand years. everyculture.com/North-Am…

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