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Can You Boat Scout?

Midge boofing like a banshee on the Oyacachi Introduction to Creeking—the importance of boat scouting skills.  Boat scouting—figuring out a rapid from in your boat rather than getting out on shore to actually scout—is a highly over-looked, but all important kayaking skill. If you are in a group on a new river that no one […]

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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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Zen and the art of boofing

 Steve grooving on a new boof on the Lower Cosanga–day 1, nice warm up eh? Good news fans, guest writer Liam is back in action!  Check out what he has to say about the best week of kayaking he’s had in Ecuador so far!  Liam, the floor is all yours:    Liam leads Steve and […]

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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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Stoked on Ecuador! SWA is back baby.

Don punches the hole at “Darcy’s Rapid” on the Chingual River in Ecuador The Small World Adventures crew is fully assembled and ready for the 2012/2013 season.  Tarquino flew back in early October, Greg, Guy, Don and Darcy flew down on October 18th, Larry came the 21st, and Liam got in on November 6th.  We […]

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Grand Times on the Grand Canyon with SWA

Oh, damn, perfect conditions and we forgot the water skis!  An amazingly calm morning in the heart of Marble Canyon. Small World Adventures just got off the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, and we couldn’t have asked for a better trip! The Crew chilling out below Vasey’s Paradise.  From left to right: Eric, Oliver, […]

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Can’t Wait to Get Back to Ecuador!

Chris T. Enjoying an “fluffy” run down the Oyacachi River Don and I leave in 6 days for Ecuador, and instead of packing, I’m blogging! After getting over the initial home-coming from the Grand Canyon and realizing that, “oh crap, we leave really soon and I have SO much to do,” I’m now super stoked […]

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