Sullivans Creek Ramble

Sullivans Creek Ramble

Sullivans creek from jasonmacqueen on Vimeo.

Filming while kayaking is tricky… Heck whitewater kayaking is tricky enough.

Fortunately, Dave and I had paddled this creek almost one year earlier so I knew what to expect in the way of rapids.   I used a Gopro and my Canon T2i which was kept between my knees in a pelican case.  I had a mild concern that my Peli case made it hard for me to get out of my kayak should I get into trouble.  Unfortunately for me I did get to test precisely how hard exiting with a camera case is.  What most Kayakers say is true, if you really want out of your boat you will get out…

They also go on to say things tend to get worse when you get out of your boat.

The other challenge faced with this project was a difficulty in picking a song.  This was the 5th or so I tried and to tell the truth, im still not happy with it.

 

Fall Kayaking

Fall Kayaking

Fall (Autumn) is a great time for adventure.  No bugs, no crowds and fantastic colors.  This trip was just meant to happen.  Two of my favorite paddling buddies rang me and asked if I was keen to kayak three rivers in three days….  Of course I was.

The Ram River

The Ram River

The Ram River is a hidden gem.  The only reason it’s not paddled more is that it’s hard work.  A lot of hard work.  We heard of a raft company using it as an end of season trip for the raft guides.  And even with a trip comprising entirely of professional raft guides they were planning on hiring a helicopter to portage the last canyon.  It is this canyon that basically rules out the Ram River from being commercially viable.

That’s fine though.  It just makes it all the more exclusive for the rest of us.