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Ness: "Perhaps the hardest day I experienced [on the Missouri River SUP] was during the final stretch. Temperatures had plummeted to freezing and the rain lashed down from dawn all day long."
courtesy Vanessa Knight, SOURCE
"The boards are super stable and got me safely through some seriously rough conditions during windy storms on the Missouri." Vanessa SUP and Dave Cornthwaite swimming.
courtesy Vanessa Knight, SOURCE
"The wonder of a Stand Up Paddleboard on a long journey are that you don't just have one technique at your call."
courtesy Vanessa Knight, SOURCE
"I loved [SUP] so much that I will be heading to Australia in November 2013 to be the first woman to SUP the length of the Murray River from source to sea."
courtesy Vanessa Knight, SOURCE
"What I love about this second leg of my USA journey is that it gives me a different way to see and experience the USA."
courtesy Vanessa Knight, SOURCE
"The first reactions I received were questions as to how such a [2000-mile cycle] could possibly be organized so quickly."
courtesy Vanessa Knight, SOURCE
"Two epic journeys and two very different expeditions. What more could you want?"
courtesy Vanessa Knight, SOURCE

ExWeb interview with Vanessa Knight: pursuing a life of adventure

Posted: Nov 19, 2012 09:24 am EST

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(Correne Coetzer) After paddling 1000 miles down the Missouri River with swimmer Dave Cornthwaite from August to October, Vanessa Knight decided to peruse adventure as a full time career. "As simple as that, I said “Yes” to my dreams of exploring our planet." Already given up her apartment and job, she bought a bicycle and is currently cycling 2000 miles across the USA from St Louis to San Francisco. Last week ExWeb caught up with Ness on her bicycle. She tells about her Missouri paddle on a Stand Up Paddle...

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