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 – Florio models the Ally Canoe beautifully!!

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

We did it!! A first for both of us – assembling our very own canoe!  Now we just need to raise enough to get the second one (for our Gambian team mates)! Please check out out Kickstarter campaign here + rewards for donors!! Deadline 15th Oct 2012 –  Pledges start at just $10.00! Rewards: Jason Florio – our very own in-house award-winning photographer and River Gambia Expedition 2012 co-leader – fine art prints from our River Gambia Expedition 2012  or from Jason’s online gallery of B&W and Colour Collections.

Video footage of canoe building coming very soon…

Thanks to everyone for their support…amazing stuff!!

H & Flo (The Florios)

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

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  2. Pingback: YouTube: Jason and Helen Florio talk about their imminent departure (3 days to go!) to Guinea and the source of the River Gambia, West Africa |

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