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Enjoying the beautiful Tallapoosa River in Alabama

Posted By: Linda Forbus
Location: Tallapoosa River Alabama
Photographer: Linda Forbus
Boat: Old Town Vapor

We have a group of family and friends who love to be on the river or the creeks here in Alabama -- hot or cold weather -- lol. Yesterday was a beautiful clear day of fun on the Tallapoosa River. While all the kyaks were parked next to each other, we thought "well, that looks like an advertisement for Old Town" -- and it really does. Nearly all of our group owns Old Town kyaks and canoes and we always advise people asking about brands to purchase Old Town. Hope you like the pics.





Boy Saves Deer During Kayak Trip on the Tobique River
boydeer1It was as happy an ending as the beloved Walt Disney story of Bambi when an 11 year old boy rescued a newborn deer trapped in mud along a river in northern New Brunswick, Canada. Benjamin Thibodeau was on a camping trip in Riley Brook earlier this summer when he spotted a small animal sticking out of the water along the Tobique River. From his Old Town kayak, he could see a little head, ears and some white sots. He thought it might be a baby deer. The boy called to his father; who was on shore, and quickly paddled over to the animal. When he reached the banks of the river; he saw the deer was up to his belly in mud, its four spindly legs buried deep along the bank. With no leverage to free itself, it couldn't move. Wasting very little time Benjamin pulled the deer out of the mud and then with the help of his father moved it to safety. Happily, the next morning both of them woke up to the sight of the deer standing outside the door of their tent with its mother and sibling.