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Kayaking Russia’s Altai Mountains

Don and I have been slackers on the blog since buying the business back. A combination of traveling, getting Small World Adventures back up and running, my Amazon Woman book, podcasts, and other projects have been focusing our attention in other directions. But this is the fall of catching up! I’ve missed a lot of […]

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Big News at Small World: Don and Darcy are Back!

Small World Adventures (SWA), the longest standing whitewater outfitter in Ecuador, is now under new management. Previous owners, guidebook authors and Ecuador whitewater veterans Don Beveridge and Darcy Gaechter, have bought back their company three years after leaving. Joining them as co-owner is former SWA guide and friend Liam Kirkham. The team Don first kayaked in […]

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Too Busy Kayaking, No Time for Blogging!

Tarquino enjoying typical scenery on his home river, the Upper Misahualli.  This photo was taken December 31st.  Not a bad way to end 2012 We’ve been so busy kayaking in Ecuador that we haven’t had anytime to blog about kayaking in Ecuador.  I’m averaging 29-30 days paddling per month since November, I think Don has […]

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Patch’s World Tour comes to Ecuador!

Commuting to the river, Ecuador style December found us boating with Patch, Midge and Derek on one of our “Torrents” trips.  We name these trips after the rapid-loving Torrent ducks that frequent the same rivers we do.  They have an unfair advantage when in comes to boofing – the wing assist.  But we try to […]

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Kayaking = The Melting Pot Sport!

David documents the situation as Nick and Pam paddle a 5-year-old around the take out of the Jatunyacu.  A few other kids commandeered kayaks and were out on their own.  But then all hell broke lose as the Pyranha kayak carrying 3 (Pam, Nick, young child) capsized.  The funny thing, the 5-year-old swam the Large […]

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Three, Three, Three trips in one!

Jon demonstrating some advanced boofing techniques. Our 2012/2013 season started with a bang as we ran three trips simultaneously. I guess we needed to find a way to put all these guides to work and boy did we! Our staging area was awash with boats, gear, guides and guests with transport and drivers heading to […]

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