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Whitewater canoeing,along with kayaking,are amoung the fastest growing summer sports in North America.One of the favorite destinations for these sports in eastern Canada is the Jacques Cartier River which offers a wide variety of rapids to suit various skill levels.
On our many journeys down the river it is always a thrill to stop along the way and have a little fun back-surfing in the middle of the rapids.It may surprise some of you, but this canoe is actually heading back UP the rapids into a "hole".Once you have manoeuved your canoe into this hole, the play down-currents will actually hold you stationary as the raging water rushes past you.Of course,the challenge is to stay in there as long as possible without tipping ,much like a rodeo rider on a wild horse:-)There is always someone on the group ready to take your place if you wipe out.

As you can clearly see,this is not a high quality shot as it was taken with one of those water-proof throw-away cameras,a handy alternative to an expensive camera for such "wet" outings.

I am hoping someone will attempt a workshop using some appropriate software to tame the whiteness of the whitewater.

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