From childhood, everyone knows a poem in the translation of Samuel Yakovlevich Marshak about how the three sages decided to swim across the sea into a basin. But if they had made a boat out of beer cans, their journey would have ended more safely. In any case, the organizers and participants of the regatta, almost the most unusual in the world, think so. They make their craft from empty beer cans. And all this action takes place in Australia. Continue reading
Kayaking ─ is not only water sports or tourism, but also active recreation on the water in a special boat (kayak). Extreme kayaking includes rafting on rough water and jumping from waterfalls. Their popularity is growing every year, and especially at waterfalls. Daredevils make jumps, conquering the most dangerous and highest rapids, overcoming thousands of kilometers to find them. Waterfall jumping has an international classification of obstacles, the most difficult sixth category. Such jumps are, first of all, extreme and sharp sensations.
The emergence of kayaking occurred several centuries ago. The peoples living in North America, Asia and Greenland came up with a long, light boat ─ a kayak. Its base was made of wood, and covered with skins. It was used mainly for hunting. If you translate its name from the language of the Eskimos, it will sound like “a boat for hunting.” There is also a legend that the girls from these boats were lowered from the waterfall as a sacrifice. Continue reading