All comes together

Like the name of the film, Confluir, it all came together with perfect timing. Her Odyssey first reached out September 2016, so you could say the journey was a long time in the making. Henry had worked on Confluir since late 2015, and likewise we started creating Marañon Waterkeeper and Marañón Experience in late 2015. When all…

A year in passing, a new one beginning.

It’s been a huge year; certainly one of the most trying of my life. The Paddling with Purpose project grew astronomically, so much so that I haven’t used this space for several months. The project has outgrown this website and is finding new platforms from which it will speak and I am happy to reclaim…

Looking for Volunteers!

After a few local Peruvian and international guides & paddlers offered their help, I realised the huge potential that exists in this global paddling community &  how beautiful it will be if the entire journey is made possible by volunteers – people who just want to be there to enjoy the river and enjoy the…

Project Update: The Campaign has begun!

Very exciting news, the campaign to find our team of volunteers for next year has begun! First up, I need 2 minutes of your time PLEEEASE! Because facebook works like a herd of sheep, please go to this facebook link and like and/ or share this post (if you comment on it, could you do…

Abissmo Canyon – Rio Apurimac

A challenging section where the shuttle is almost as long and dangerous as paddling itself. It was a spectacular morning when we set off from the riverside hot springs at Curuhuasi. Having stocked up on a stout breakfast of eggs, rice and potato we were ready for the big day ahead. Thousands of tiny hummingbird…

Project Update: Exciting Opportunities

After what felt like banging my head against a brick wall for the last few weeks, I am really, really excited. It’s funny how things seem to be going slow, but then take a massive leap. Exciting Project Developments: Banging my head against a brick wall is an exaggeration. Things have actually been coming along really…

Video of Chile & Arrival in Peru

Just a quick update here; I made a video of my time in Chile- Check it out! For everyone whose life doesn’t revolve around kayaking, apologies. I have made a mental note to capture more non-paddling footage in the future… Arrival in Peru For the last couple of months I had been on the fence whether…