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Natty Cordon

About Me:

My friends think that I'm nuts. In 2010 I sustained a life-changing injury, but I actually think that it has changed my life for the better. At first, I had no idea that cutting my foot on glass in the kitchen could have quite such an impact on my life. After months in hospital and countless operations however, it became clear that recurrent infections had caused permanent and significant damage to my foot and ankle. I am now virtually unable to walk on my right leg and use crutches to get around.

When I started kayaking, I was finally able to explore outdoors again. I felt free. Without wanting to sound like I live by clichés, when I am in a kayak, I am in the same situation as anybody else and I am no-longer defined by my disability. My kayak becomes a part of my body and I can be free. Whether it's dropping in on something burly abroad, or relaxing on my local favourites, it just feels amazing to get in my boat and explore.

www.nattycordonkayaking.com

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By: Natty Cordon When I first started kayaking no one ever told me about ‘the boof’ and I just plugged my merry way down anything. It was a few months before I realised that everyone else seemed to stay drier than I did and they never had as much fun with unexpected...

By: Natty Cordon To Austin Powers, mojo was not simply the essence of his libido; it was his raison d’être. When his mojo was stolen, not only did he despair at having to turn down the advances of Felicity Shagwell through fears of his own impotence, he also...

By: Natty Cordon The Diesel has long been a popular choice amongst white water newcomers, renowned for its versatility and predictable performance on low-volume rivers and play runs, but capable of pushing steeper creeks as boating skills develop. More recently, it...

By: Natty Cordon There has never been a general consensus on this one. Opinions have long been divided. Some are firm believers that ‘bigger is better’, whilst others argue that ‘it’s not the size that counts, but what you do with it that matters’. Personally, I had...