5 Australian Canoeing Tips
If you live in Australia, are planning to travel there, and you like canoeing, then there are 5 Australian canoeing tips you need to know. These tips are things that you should know about canoeing in Australia, and should you should also keep these in mind while canoeing elsewhere because many of them are just general tips that apply to many different locations that have a similar climate to Australia.
- Research the specific areas you’re going to be canoeing. Australia is a big country/continent that has many different canoeing spots with different obstacles and dangers. You need to know, for safety reasons, the different types of dangerous animals in all bodies of water you may be canoeing in while visiting Australia.
- Keep an eye out for all danger in the area while you’re canoeing. This includes dangerous animals such as crocodiles and sharks that inhabit parts of Australia. You also need to watch out for big rapids that could make you flip and possibly get injured. Another type of danger you need to watch out for is logs and other boat-damaging objects that could sink your boat or scratch it up.
- Make sure to clean all of your equipment before and after canoeing. Remember that gunk and other debris on your canoe can and will slow you down and force you to work harder when paddling.
- Be sure to wear all emergency and safety equipment. The most basic piece of equipment you need is at least a lifejacket, just in case you were to fall off the boat and possibly drown or get another injury. Also, wear any other safety equipment that will make you feel safer when canoeing.
- Check out the weather before you go out. This will help you make sure that you don’t accidentally get caught up in a dangerous thunderstorm or hurricane.