As the leaves turn color. As they get cracked from the trees by the cold wind, I sit here planning my escape. I'm going to point south and go, skipping through Mexico for a short video project on spanish ripper Aniol Serrasolses, and settling finally in Chile without a return ticket. A commitment of sorts to staying in one place for longer than four months.
So with a sense of a hard worked, surf laden summer behind me and an open road ahead of me I commit myself to the sport I love and the passion that drives me. Kayaking.
|Mexico. The land of cheap beer, tacos, and clean water falls.|
|Chile. Where the young run free and women flock like the salmon of the Capistrano.|
|My quiver of boats from this past summer. A squirt boat, carbon playboat, surf kayak and plastic playboat.|
|Aniol the subject Unknown 3: Mexico. Aniol lived for the past four months on the banks of the Ottawa River with just a tent, kayak, and the clothes on his back. Here we see him cooking up some lunch at the secret "Rata" hide out.|
|Chilean boater Marcos Gallegos throws a huge Clean Blunt on Garburator wave. Marcos has been living in Canada for the past year or two and is becoming a freestyle machine. Keep an eye out for him on the river.|
|The Spaniards. From front to back, Ali, Alex, Aniol. Watching Garburator after a day long session.|
|The Ottawa Valley in full bloom.|
|Flat farm land/huge rapids... Wierd|
|Anna Bruno busting out some crazy yoga moves.|
|(Left to Right) Dane Jackson, Keegan Grady and myself in awe of the rapid above Detonator wave in Quebec.|
|Keegan Grady. Keegan is the subject of Unknown 2: Ottawa Valley. Keegan is a local boy from the Ottawa River who's athletic abilities have taken him on travels all over the world.|
|Joel Kowalski snaps a shot of the wave with his Iphone. Who needs a 7d when you have an Iphone?|
|Taking in the Power.|
|The River Cabin. I spent my summer living in this cabin next to McCoys rapid on the Ottawa River. It is one of my top 3 places to live ever.|