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Royal honeymooners resort to paddling

Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a canoe ride with elder Francois Paulette, left, from the Fort Smith area at Lake Blatchford, Canada, lodge on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
 (Associated Press)
Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a canoe ride with elder Francois Paulette, left, from the Fort Smith area at Lake Blatchford, Canada, lodge on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. (Associated Press)

CANOEING -- Prince William and wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been muscling their way through the Prince Edward Island portion of their Royal Tour of Canada this week.

First they competed against each other in Dragonboat races, digging in with paddles in time with large teams of 15 other paddlers in 50-foot-long canoes.

Then they launched on a more peaceful a canoe tour with elder Francois Paulette, above left, from the Fort Smith area at Lake Blatchford, Canada, lodge on Tuesday.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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