This summer has brought an extraordinary amount of water to places where it shouldn’t be. Seemingly endless rains have sent rivers over their banks in the UK, Bangladesh, Romania, and now the American Midwest.
As a canoeist and kayaker, rivers hold a special place in my life, one of awe, inspiration, and respect. Moving water has a tremendous amount of power. When uncontained by their banks rivers bring disruption at best and devastation in the worst of circumstances.
Our hearts and thoughts are with those around the world affected by this year's extraordinary flooding.