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handsails, taken 2015-07-07 || Canon Canon EOS 6D | 100mm | 1/320s @ f/5.6

Towards the end of the day, we caught a tailwind. The guide who shared my boat taught me that if I simply held my paddles across my shoulders, we could make progress just as rapidly as our companions, who continued to work their arms. He was right—it was surprisingly effective. Eventually, the technique caught on.