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Kayaking: a freedom of expression on the roll of

it is possible to Travel differently: to observe boundless open spaces of the ocean and vague outlines of far coast in a window of the comfortable liner, to make excursion walks onboard the high-speed boat, or to merge literally with water elements in a whole, having chosen for itself such vehicle as a kayak.

the Nice traditions of alloys on rough water cultivated in the Russian sports clubs mean by a kayaking first of all overcoming of the roaring thresholds and coppers raging under falls. In our country the pursuit of adrenaline begins approximately for half a year to an exit to the rapids rivers. From November to April the beginning kayaker strenuously build “rowing muscles“, learn to work correctly with oars, train special skills in the warm pool as that the Eskimo revolution - ability to return the boat turned upside down by a rough stream “from the head on legs“, without leaving it.

kayaker are already similar

By May to ducklings: they quite surely feel on water, but not always successfully maneuver. The deficiency of experience is quickly enough compensated at the expense of summer campaigns on the next rivers. In a year of training the kayaker can already go on the rivers with difficult obstacles, and at further regular trainings - is capable of passing of falls.

the Set of regions for distant departures on white water is typical

for the majority of clubs: Altai, Karelia, Caucasus, Cis-Baikal. Anyway under a vigilant eye of skilled instructors, gradually increasing complexity of routes, “burnovodnik“ for quite short term manage to visit them all and to begin to think of a variety. Then the rapids rivers of Italy, Germany, Norway, Turkey, Croatia, and in the period of long - waterways of Chile and New Zealand become in the Russian winter alternative.

the Growing popularity of alloys on rough water caused in Russia emergence of rounds for kayaker. The main advantage of trips before the departures organized by clubs - an opportunity to take part everyone in the absence of need of transportation of bulky equipment, and, above all boats. Karelia, and at once in two categories can brag of confidently special programs: for beginners and for thrill-seekers. At the moment only in this region the dream of many kayaker - to start training “from scratch“ and at once on open water can be realized. In Karelia week of intensive exercises on the river Shuya with full-time residence on a camp site precedes a simple and short campaign accompanied by the local instructor. For skilled kayaker in Karelia twice a year - in the spring and in the fall - travel companies will organize expeditions on falls of Northern Priladozhya. Are ready to undertake “educational program“ of kayaker in Altai. For beginners - it is not the best option, and already comprehended skill elements local guides are ready to help with improvement on Katun.

meanwhile, abroad the small bright boat is even more often used at the organization of family travel along the coast and on lakes, on ecoroutes - for supervision over the wild nature. Successful examples of how on kayaks mass rest can be organized, New Zealand is rich.

One of the most popular types of adventure tourism in this country are travel on sea kayaks on national park of Abel Tasman (Abel Tasman National Park), the smallest of the protected territories of New Zealand including 23 thousand hectares of the sea coast inhabited by seals and a great number of the most various birds. Supervision over local fauna here with success can be alternated to rest on magnificent beaches. The New Zealand guides stack the theory of management of a kayak which at us is comprehended by half a year in a few minutes, and already newly made kayaker, each in his own way, diligently ply the oars. However, the gulfs protected from ocean waves unlike rough water forgive the majority of mistakes in maneuvers: for any turn here of the place and time happens more than enough.

While rafting on the rapids rivers demands maintenance of a catamaran or the car going along the river - the loaded kayak is heavy and difficult in management - the sea kayaks which are specially created for long autonomous travel give the chance to visit in even untouched a civilization places: to filter literally there where on other transport it is simply impossible to reach. For example, in the caves of islands of the gulf decorated with stalactites and stalagmites Ha Long. This exotic waits for kayaker in Vietnam.

In North America a kayaking - one of the most attractive ways of studying of life in the wild nature. Perhaps, the most saturated emotions round - supervision for “whales - murderers“ near the Canadian island Vancouver located in the Pacific Ocean. In summertime of a killer whale ply in the passage connecting the island to the continent, to enviable constancy.

Travel on kayaks begin

from base camp where within a short period of time tourists are trained in skills of rowing and communication with killer whales. In spite of the fact that numerous guides literally dazzle with photos in which kayaker nearly scratch back oars “whales - murderers“, guides do not recommend to approach animals closer than on 100 meters, not to put between their groups at all, and also not to make loud sounds and sharp movements.

the Knowledge base of the guide accompanying tourists, as a rule, has quite tangible form and represents the book added with photos where all killer whales who are ever noticed in these regions are in details described. Thanks to this grant tourists learn to distinguish killer whales on appearance. One more means of studying of killer whales - the hydrophone. This device catch sounds by means of which animals communicate among themselves, and also use for navigation and definition of location of a favourite delicacy - a salmon.

In Russia a venue of rounds on sea kayaks are waters of Small Sea Strait - the passage connecting the continent and the biggest island on Baikal - Olkhon. Similar travel - acquaintance to the nature of the island, unique the microclimate, culture of the ancient tribes inhabiting in age-old times the Baikal region, an opportunity to visit the sacred rock the Shaman, to see the ceremonies made by the real shaman not only actively to have a rest, but also to luxuriate on golden sand of picturesque dunes, to try the fresh Baikal small fish prepared on a fire.

the Poor choice of rounds on kayaks in Russia as for adherents of white water, and fans of contemplate travel is at the moment dictated, first of all, by economic reasons. The sound kayak at the price is comparable with rafty. The mathematics naturally does not take into consideration the main difference of a kayak from inflatable vessels - rapidity, and as a result - receiving by tourists bigger amount of impressions. It is not surprising that, giving preference to many-placed floatable means, travel companies include skilled kayaker in structure of group only for safety during category campaigns. Meanwhile, in the same Karelia the statistics shows that the tourists who tried during such campaigns an alloy on a kayak on a quiet, plesovy site of the river for the sake of an entertainment or from interest the next year come back with the purpose to pass a route by the boat. Thus, the commercial kayaking develops together with rafting and alloys on catamarans now, and not in a smaller measure thanks to personal preferences of heads of the travel companies in due time going to amateur campaigns by fiberglass boats.

U of everyone the heights, someone gracefully shows filigree equipment, jumping falls in the deep canyons mislaid among the jungle, for others travel on a kayak on the picturesque lake where - nibud in a midland of Russia - already emotional extreme, but also that and others are united by a positive charge of energy, pleasure which they steadily derive from communication with water. So behind a kayaking in all its manifestations - the big future.