A closer look at kayaking and even canoeing will reveal the most cultures in ancient civilization had something to do with kayaking and canoeing. Research proves that paddling was done almost about 8,000 years back.
In the olden times, canoes were dug from the back of trees. Because of kayaks, they were produced from a range of whale bones or timber together with animal skin. Generally, fats out of animals were utilized to keep water off the paddles.
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The majority of the early users of those engaged themselves in fishing and hunting activities. Sometimes, they have been used for cultural and traditional activities like farming or doing funerals rites.
How Was Leisure Incorporated Into Kayaking?
As far back as the end of this first half of the 19th Century, these standard uses of kayaks and kayak started making means for leisure activities. Canoes were created not just for farming or transport but were created for purposes of leisure. This later gave birth to kayak festivals.
It had been on one of these events a kayak was created and this was completed by John MacGregor. He used this to sail the seas of the Middle East and Europe and this has been performed with two-edged paddles.
He called the ‘Rob Roy'. This later sparked an international consciousness and his exploits proven to be international news. This creation of his contributed others to follow suit. In so doing, they left kayaking popular and common.