“What shall we do when you finish training?” he said.
“Um, how about we canoe across Canada?” she replied.
And so it began.
The Doctors Wild are Cas and Mike, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are both anaesthetists, and are fortunate enough to have manufactured a break in our careers to try and complete a canoe trip across Canada. Our original plan was to cycle from the west coast, north of Vancouver, through to Rocky Mountain House just north of Calgary on the east side of the Rockies. From there, we would exchange the bikes for a canoe and continue towards Quebec, on the other side of the continent. However, a combination of building work on our house, planning our wedding, and various other life stressors that we have jammed in to the first few months of this year mean that the cycle trip has been binned. But the canoe trip remains.
So, sometime in early May we will leave RMH in our 17ft canoe, heading north on the North Saskatchewan River, and hopefully end up, several months later, in Quebec. We will attempt to keep this blog up to date with our progress.