“This short film from canoeist Bill Mason illustrates the joy and poetry of paddling solo. All the basic strokes used to control the canoe are rendered with perfect clarity through animated lines.” from the National Film Board of Canada.
This is a great video demonstrating several basic paddling techniques by the best. Bill Mason was a Canadian conservationalist, filmmaker, artist and author. He is well known in Canada for his popular canoeing books and films. He accomplished a great deal for conservation and spread his love for nature to others through films such as this one. Enjoy.