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Solo Basic is our second installment of artist, film maker and canoe icon Bill Mason‘s incredible “Path of the Paddle” video series. As I’ve said before, through this series, it was Bill Mason who really taught me to canoe. I have spent countless hours alone in a canoe, running rivers, enjoying sunset paddles, listing to loons call, watching the mist form over the lake. Thank you for all of that Bill, I am truly grateful.

In this short film 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.

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Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic by Bill Mason, National Film Board of Canada

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