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Almost 50 years ago Nigel Foster was infected with the Kayak-Virus – ever since he has been obsessed with the sport. The 63 year old Englishman became a kayak legend, a teacher and designer.
No easy way to some of the destinations Nigel Foster loves so much.
Kayak-legend Nigel Foster is a true adventurer. No destination is to far away, no region to isolated. The englishman always gets where he wants to. No matter if he has to go by waterplane...
Nigel Foster at a kayak-trip in the Noosa Everglades near Brisbane.
If necessary, the kayak will be stowed under the plane. Just like 1981 on Baffin Island.
...or by land and air. No journey is to weary for Foster.
Proud englishman und Designer: Nigel Foster.
Foster does not care, if he is travelling alone...
Nigel Foster with a schoolkid on Green Island near Taiwan.
...with a paddle mate...
Nigel Foster teaches a course for children on Green Island close to Taiwan.
...or with a group of pupils behind him. Kayak sport is his life – and that for almost 50 years.
Kayak tour near Tatoosh Island in the State of Washington.
Next to children Foster also teaches adults. Trust in the boat and the perfect control are part of the important skills that Foster teaches his students.
Nigel Foster (r.) on Orchid Island near Taiwan.
Change up the routine every now and then. Foster with his colleague Jahfong on Orchid Island. First a round with a traditional boat, then the tour with his modern kayak.
Nigel Foster on Orchid Island near Taiwan.
Sometimes there is no difference between modern or traditional boat. Sometimes only a truck can help. Foster transports all his boats to Orchid Island to the next starting point of his tour.
Foster and his wife Kristin in Ungava Bay.
A room with a view: Nigel Foster and his wife Kristin pitch up their camp in the North of Labrador in Ungava Bay. Nosy neighbors? Impossible...
Nigel Foster in Ungava Bay.
No five-course-dinner, but warm food in the stomach. Foster cooks a few mushrooms over the open fire. Outdoor dinner a la Labrador...
Kayak tour in front of Tatoosh Island in the State of Washington.
A bright blue sky and seaweed under the boat. Nigel Foster's tours lead his students into far-away areas.
Not the easiest, but with enough precauting and an experienced tour guide like Nigel Foster no problem. The exploration of Tatoosh Island.
Nigel Foster near Cape Flattery in the state of Washington.
With the flexible kayaks you can even explore the caves along the coastline.
Nigel Foster near Cape Flattery in the State of Washington.
Dreamy weather, beautiful landscape. Nigel Foster leads his group along the coastline of the State of Washington.
Nigel Foster during the crossing from Sweden to Åland.
Outdoor sports is nothing for wimps. The weather can change quickly. Water coming from all directions – clench the your teeth and pull through with it.
Nigel Foster with a group of students in Venice.
The water streets of Venice are a lot calmer.
Foster and his kayak group are getting ready to go to the Vogalonga festival.
Not as exciting, but just as beautiful. The little canals of Venice are a nice change for the old sea dog Foster. At least until the next wild adventure comes along...