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Death of a canoeist

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:01 pm
by Bagboater
Readers will be saddened to hear of the death in Rome of the prominent Polish canoeist Karol Wojtyla.

this got me thinking

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:38 am
by waverley610
I know the big 'J' was a fisherman,
but what a kayaker HE would have made;

Walks on water ie never swims
Can part waves ie playboater
Can make it rain for 40days and 40nights ie river runner
Also can fit everyones lunch in his drybag
and provide something decent to drink!

any more?

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:33 am
by Adrian Cooper
I'm not sure that canoeing was Karol's greatest claim to fame.

Rest in peace.

any more?

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:21 pm
by Guest
HE would have been a good man to have with you on a sea kayak expedition. ... quiz01.htm
I scored 100%

Illustrious paddlers

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:53 pm
by Guest
According to the late Pope's autobiography he was called away from a canoeing trip in 1958, when still an ordinary priest, to be told that he had been nominated as the new auxiliary bishop of Krakow. After meeting with the Cardinal in Warsaw and the Archbishop in Kracow he insisted on going back and finishing his canoeing trip, against the wishes of the Archbishop. He thought at the time that the promotion would put paid to his paddling career but in fact he continued to find opportunities to go canoeing practically up to 1978 when he became Pope.

Another illustrious paddler was King Edward VII who was a member of the Royal Canoe Club when Prince of Wales.