Welcome “Simply Canoe” my new canoe and outdoors blog-site, where I will endeavour to share with youfrost2013023 my and my family canoe and outdoors stories and adventures. 

I do hope you will find some enjoyment and maybe a little inspiration. I am not trying to create another resource site, as there are many numerous ones already on the net to gain knowledge from! No, this is intended to be a more relaxed, feel-good site where I will share things and ideas that we use or techniques we employ, but by no means a practised professional, I will show only what works for us! 

There are also numerous activities the the canoe, certainly from my point of view, has become an integral part of; nature-watching, Bushcraft, Camping, Fishing, to name but a few, and I hope to share some experiences with you!

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February morning ©Nigel Ayers

CwaV “Frostbite” – The Broads in Feb…Part 1

It’s February! More to the point, it’s the Canoe with a View annual “Frostbite” meet-up in Norfolk. For those of you that don’t know Canoe with a View is my other site and forum which I started back in 2008. Since the beginning I wanted to create a forum site with a more community feel, …

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A chilly paddle on Rudyard

Rudyard – A Windy Start to 2013

Last year (2012) saw a dip in canoe trips and days out paddling for me! Come October I was dividing my attention to my artwork and had to fulfil a number of orders. But come the New Year thoughts started to drift back toward my canoeing. One thing and another kept me from a couple of new year trips …

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September Canal Camp

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Condiment Pouch

DIY Condiment Pouch

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