Messing about on the water…The Thames, to be more precise – with the Surrey Canoe Club gang!

How big does our Ally Canoe look?! Image © Sophie Powell

Thanks to Sophie Powell for the photo and for arranging the informal paddle around Desborough Island, in Walton-on-Thames, last night. It was great fun to hang out with the guys from the ‘Surrey Canoe Club’ – despite the fact that this photo reminds me of a pod of hippos and Florio and I  are the ‘Beach Master’ (‘big daddy’ hippo from Hippo Beach) in our Ally canoe!

It was great practice though, to be on the River Thames, in our Ally Canoe…after our  meandering paddles along the gentle back waters of the Wey Navgation. We even got in a bit of wave-surfing in the wake of a bigger boat. Actually, it was more akin to a ripple on the surface of the water, compared to what we might run across on the River Gambia – particularly when we near the mouth of the river, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean – when we are on our River Gambia Expedition 2012

More canoe shenanigans coming soon!

The Florios x

To find out more about the River Gambia Expedition and how you can get involved, check out Florio (Jason) on YouTube

Please click image to watch the video


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) (under 'Projects') 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
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