Author, paddler, and film maker Robert
Perkins has chosen a Clipper Canoe to use in his next
documentary being filmed on the Limpopo River, in Africa.
"The Crocodile River" the working title of the film
began filming in April 2002. The finished product
was released by PBS in the Spring of 2003.
The canoe Perkins chose is the 18 ˝' kevlar Sea Clipper
made by Western Canoeing & Kayaking of Abbotsford B.C.
There were several reasons for this selection. First,
this time Rob won't be going solo. Secondly, the Sea
Clipper is a fine craft for an expedition of this nature.
It's stable, efficient, and has lots of room for gear.
Finally, and most importantly...apparently crocodiles
don't often attack craft over 16' in length.
Rob is using a children's story written by Rudyard
Kipling called ‘The Elephant's Child" as his inspiration.
He hopes to bring back "a positive story about children
and family from part of the world we don't hear a lot
of positive things from".
Perkins' previous ‘paddling' film titles include ‘Into
the Great Solitude', ‘ One Man in a Boat', ‘Yankee in
Kamchatka', and "Home Waters".
For more information on the adventure, visit www.gotrob.com.