Monday, March 12, 2012

Favourite Paddling Quotes

Inspired by the Kayaker's Prayer I posted on the blog Friday.  

What is your favourite paddling quote?  Post yours in the comments box below this post. 

Canadian Canoeing Legend Bill Mason

"Anyone who says they like portaging is either a liar or crazy" - Bill Mason (1929-1988)

Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau
 "What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other travel. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature." - Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000)

Henry David Thoreau

"Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing." - Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin