My canoeing experience began as a youth along the rugged coastlines of Cornwall,till present day enjoyment of canoe journeying upon the inland rivers of Wales. A constant theme in a busy,changing world. The places you can access,the hidden river valleys,the quiet pools where the salmon rest. Passing through territory you could never view from a car or road brings nature up close. The canoe is the oldest ,and best suited means of transport for this experience. A break from the routine,a chance to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Listening ,observing and being a part of nature ,is the most valuable thread of outdoor education.