Here are a couple shots from the Bliss Stick factory; I think they have the best view of any factory I've ever seen.

I made it out to the whitewater course today and gave the new boat a good workout. The guy I paddled with was sponsered for awhile and is much better than I am, which is a good sort of paddling buddy to have. I should be able to buy a paddle and a PFD from one of his flatmates, and then I'll be all set. I really like my boat so far; it's got the right amount of volume for me and it feels like it should open up the doors to a lot of different freestyle moves. We'll see how things go.