Volga the national river of Mother Russia
By Mark Kalch
Russia’s Volga River is not only the longest in Europe at some 2,300 miles in length, it is also the continent’s largest river in terms of discharge and drainage basin area. For hundreds of years this giant waterway has been utilised for transportation, irrigation, trade, energy and recreation. It has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, world wars, the break up of the Soviet Union and Russia’s twenty-first century emergence.
The loneliness of the long distance paddler
By Peter Hutchison
The 2015 Devizes to westminster Marathon. The year women did…
Taking on the Orange
Triwaters journey part two. Written by Franz Fuls
After crossing Der Kloof Dam just upstream of the confluence with the recently deceased Vaal River it was time for phase five of the TRIwaters Tour and time to take on the very different beast, which is the Orange River. Supported by Fluid Kayaks catch up with part two of the TRIwaters Tour by Franz Fuls.
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