In 2017 we completed a remarkable five month, 5,500km journey across Canada from the Rocky Mountains to Montreal, in a 17 foot canoe called Bertha. The posts in this section describe that journey. Enjoy!
Days since departure = 29 (25 days of paddling; 2 days lost due to bad weather; 2 proper days off)Read more.
The Cold and the Miserable
Wednesday morning at Big Eddy Camp started early. Very early, because no curtains means I’m up with the dawn. CasRead more.
The long not winding road…
Cedar Lake marks the end of the Saskatchewan river. It is a man-made lake about 90km downstream from The Pas,Read more.
The truth about the trip
Not a post for the faint hearted or those with delicate sensibilities…! Anyone who still has any misconceptions about thisRead more.
The most frustrating week thus far. Having arrived on the first of our large lakes in bright sunshine, we satRead more.
Paddle for the Portage!
After 5 days on the lake and an average daily distance a snail would be embarrassed by, we finally gotRead more.
Lake Manitoba to the Narrows
We set off from Melford’s early on Thursday devoid of breakfast but with a gift of frozen fish, freshly pickedRead more.
Apparently some folk are trying to guess from reading who wrote each post (before it becomes obvious) so I’ll tryRead more.
All things bite and beautiful!
Ticks, horse flies, deer flies, bulldogs, leeches, black fly, no-see-ums…all these things are trying gamely to suck us dry ofRead more.