The balsas are clumsy, and difficult to paddle.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
These are rafts made of light balsa wood, so buoyant as to be used in coasting voyages.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The great Balsas river traverses a portion of the state, emptying thence into the Pacific Ocean.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Are there any balsas near at hand?
"Harry Escombe" by Harry Collingwood
At length the Spaniards embarked in twenty balsas, and came in sight of the native squadron.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
A canoe formed from the trunk of a large tree, generally cedar or balsa wood.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The wider and smoother rivers were crossed on 'balsas,' or rafts with sails.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Up betimes upon the morning of our second day on shore, for a drive to the Balsa.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
Some have Balsa Wood bodies.
"How to Tie Flies" by E. C. Gregg
At the shore of the lake, he and his escort stepped upon a balsa, or raft made of rushes, and moved slowly out to the middle.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
The eastern part of the basin is the valley of the Rio Balsas.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
Balsa, river in Darien, 249.
"Vasco Nuñez de Balboa" by Frederick Albion Ober
She has a decided tendency to crawl crabwise, and she's as unhandy as a balsa-raft in a gale of wind.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
Thor Heyerdahl and five crewmen leave Callao, Peru, on a balsa-wood raft.
A favorite among kids is the KidVenture's campus where kids get the chance to build their own model rockets and balsa planes, fly in a high-tech flight simulator and try their hand at flying a control-line model.
Kites, including micro kites (five inches diameter), rotating box kites, shaped kites, and balsa wood gliders, rubber band powered helicopters, parachute balls, and other nostalgic flying toys will be available for sale.
Then I create a model of the building from balsa wood or foam core, and I use silicone to cast a mold from that model.
Building my House of Balsa Schoolyard Spacewalker was great fun.
Seeing the old classics (Legos, pogo sticks, balsa wood gliders, etc ) always provides a pleasant reminder of childhood innocence.