I’m not trading in my SLRs any time soon,
I love your magazine. Just found it and swiped
although I did move down to smaller bod-
it from the dentist’s office. Printed in Canada!
ies so I could carry them around more easily.
Yes! I’ve lived and paddled around the Gulf
I must be getting weaker or maybe smarter.
Islands for 30 years and am known for my Rick Matthews
sarcasm too; love yours. I’m still laughing my
ass off about your reply to “God’s not funny”
(“Letters,” Summer 2008). Thank you!
I just read your Rock the Boat article in the
Ganges, British Columbia
Early Summer 2004 issue and enjoyed it so
much I had to subscribe. Thanks and keep up
life on the edge
the great work.
The Summer 2008 cover is fantastic. Did you Neil Burgess
apply the tilt-shift treatment to it or did Ryan?
St. John’s, Newfoundland
It’s so cutting edge in regards to photo and de-
sign, yours is the first outdoor mag I have seen
“Professor Popsicle” is the definitive authority
Thank you for the outstanding article on the
use it for a cover. I’m sure you have seen the
on the physiology of cold water immersion.
history of North American Kayaking (“The
tilt-shift pool on flickr but if you haven’t here
You could also review his book about the sub-
Early Years,” Summer 2004). Good background
is the fantastic link: http://flickr.com/groups/
ject and let people know about his Discovery
and preparation are the keys to any successful
Channel videos which are available for down-
venture and I’m now closer to prepared.
David Johnston load from his website.
Yep, our Newfoundland cover shot is a tilt-shift.
Our magazines live forever online. Read these
Tilt-shift is a special focus effect that can be faked
articles and others in our free archives at adven-
in Photoshop but for our cover, photographer Ryan kayaking big bucks
Creary used an actual tilt-shift lens. —Eds. Thanks for the mention in the Fall 2008 is-
sue (“Merry go-arounds”). I was honored to
Ghost town recall
be grouped in with some very serious expedi-
I was intrigued by your feature about the
tions. FYI, my expedition was a success (and
Southwest Coast of Newfoundland (Summer
great fun), and I far exceeded my goal of rais-
2008). My wife’s mother grew up in Cape La
ing $5,000 for the Georgian Bay Land Trust.
Hune and moved away during the resettle-
The current total is over $7,000!
ment years of the 1950s and ‘60s. My wife’s
grandfather lived in Cape La Hune all of his
life and her grandmother was from nearby Fox
Island. When my wife’s mom’s family moved, The eye of an artist
she was only five. They took their house down Congratulations on the insightful editorial in
piece by piece and moved it by trap skiff to the Fall 2008 issue. I’ve lost count over the
Port Aux Basques, rebuilt it, and it remains years of how many people have asked me what kayak sToraGe
there today. It took a few years for all the fami- kind of camera I used. After establishing that
here’s a pic of our
lies to move from Cape La Hune and both I use an acceptable brand I get a knowing look
storage system. The joys
my wife’s mom and her sister used to go back that says, “Of course you get good images; you
there in the summer to spend time with rela- use a Nikon.” I once saw a whole article in Out-
of apartment living. Good
tives. She has some pictures showing the com- side magazine shot on a waterproof point-and-
thing for high ceilings.
munity and church and many houses back in shoot by Galen Rowell; the images were out-
its heyday, but it looks very different in your standing. So whatever that innate ability is that
photos. She says a big thank you for the trip makes a good photographer, it doesn’t depend
…or short paddlers. —Eds.
down memory lane. on the equipment he/she uses. That being said,
seek doctor’s advice WRITE US: Tell us what you think. Send correspondence to:
I haven’t read David Leach’s Fatal Tide (“Cold Editor, Adventure Kayak, P.O. Box 70, Palmer Rapids, ON,
water chronicles,” Fall 2008), but as a follow- K0J 2E0 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
up article, and in the context of the anecdote chosen for publication are subject to editing for style and
by Bruce Lash (“In cold water,” Fall 2008), I length, and may receive sarcastic replies.
think you should interview Professor Gordon
Giesbrecht from the University of Manitoba.
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