“Up the creek without a paddle” never a good idea my friends. Paddles, as you guest it, are essential when it comes to canoes and so you will probably want the paddle that suits your needs the best.
Flat plastic Paddles are great all purpose Paddles for beginners like the Economy Canoe Paddle and the TNP paddle you can pick these up for around £20 to £30 of the queens pounds.
If you are looking for something more elegant, and which is as light as feather you should try wooden paddles. These are a bit more expensive than the plastic ones with Carlisle Scout Canoe paddle coming in at around £45 and the Grey Owl Sagamore Canoe Paddle for £125
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