What is the difference
between kayaks and canoes?
Experts know it well but the differences
vary depending on the country.
In general the canoe is open, but kayaks are closed.
Also can vary the body position and the oar's shape.
You're always sitting with long legs in the kayak.
You can be sitting or kneeling in the canoe.
You can better understand this information
if you see its construction.
This is a traditional kayak in Canada, in Greenland
and another polar climate countries,
as in the Scandinavian countries
or in the area near the South Pole.
Stop Motion, Traditional Kayak Building Construction from Aventura Films on Vimeo.
This is a traditional canoe in Papua New Guinea
and many islands in the Pacific Ocean.
We also find similar in Caribbean Sea or the Amazon,
or in Asian and African Countries.
Ika's canoe from Richard Moyle on Vimeo.