Our 1st canoe is assembled! The ‘811 16.5′ Ally Folding Canoe’ by Bergans of Norway – as modelled by Jason Florio

© Helen Jones-Florio Image © Helen Jones-Florio

We did it!! A first for both of us – assembling our very own canoe! Mr Florio models it beautifully. Now we just need to raise enough to get the second one (for our Gambian team mates)…oh, and paddles! If you fancy supporting us in exchange for one of Jason Florio’s – our very own in-house award-winning photographer and River Gambia Expedition 2012 co-leader – fine art prints from our expedition, please click this link for full details (you could even enter the Print Draw for as little at $25/£16 and take a chance at winning one of his prints – deadline 31st Aug for the draw).

UPDATE: Sept 27 – Paddles and trucks (for portaging the canoes) from System X, Wokingham Surrey, UK. Thanks for the support, Helen & the crew!!

Video footage coming very soon…

Happy Weekend folks!

H & Flo (The Florios)

Check out out Kickstarter campaign here + rewards for donors!! Deadline 15th Oct 2012

17 days to go!! Please click on the image to view details


About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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