Hello! My name is Marshall Davis. Having spent most of my life in Northern Maine and spending most of it outdoors, I thought that with my previous background in canoeing that this course wouldn’t be all that bad. I couldn’t help but think to myself that there cannot be that much to canoeing..you know, just stay balanced, don’t flip over, and you’ll be fine. However, I was in for quick awakening when I realized that there is more to canoeing then just putting the paddle in the water and applying a forward motion. Over the past semester, my skills and knowledge about canoeing has expanded well beyond anything that I could have anticipated. From learning about the various strokes, maneuvers, and when to apply them, made for a very challenging but exciting time out on the water! Whether you are on flat water or on a river, there are always certain strokes and maneuvers that can be applied to make your experience a safe and enjoyable one.