“The universe changes when you go kayaking,” the athletes say. From the surface of water, nature along the coast looks different. And you are completely new to perceive the body of water. It excites, and sometimes scares, with its unpredictability. Experienced kayakers warn: either you will love kayaking from the first trip, or, most likely, you will not board the boat anymore. This water sport catches once and for all.
The idea of kayaking on an extreme pumpkin was inspired by pumpkin harvest festivals, which take place everywhere. For Native Americans, this solar product has been nutritional for centuries. Passion for the fetus was inherited by the sailing colonizers. Continue reading
Ichthyander, the hero of the story of the same name by Alexander Belyaev, is familiar to many. He could be under water indefinitely, playing with dolphins, but nowhere in this literary work does he mention that he was engaged in any activity under water. He saw amazing underwater worlds, but could not convey to anyone his impressions of them.
The first person known in history to paint landscapes under water was the Irishman W.H. Pritchard. He was born in 1866, lived for 90 years and all his life portrayed the underwater world. His paintings were a great success, they were readily acquired. Pritchard had many followers in the 20th century. One of them is Andre Laban, who worked in the team of Jacques Yves Cousteau, for 21 years. He was a chemist by education, so he developed a composition that makes the canvas suitable for work in water. Continue reading