Rarely do I see any posts on using a boat to get out of the city. We have a creek just down the mountain from us that we could use if needs be, & in England there are rivers everywhere. Not a good place to be spotted in daylight, but if you travelled at night it would be a good quiet way to travel & carry your equipment with you. I prefer paddling to rowing, rowing is noisy, but paddling a canoe or a boat like mine that is designed for paddling you can go anywhere. I have been in places with this boat that was very shallow. What are your thoughts? Would you consider using a boat or canoe where you are? Keith. The late Arthur W. Baker, close friend & grandson of the inventor of the Baker Tent. This image was taken at the Great Lakes where we used to trek every winter in this boat. Below is the paddle that Arthur made for me.