Canoeing Across Canada 2017

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!

Magic Mike
It’s his birthday, so I thought we’d celebrate with a few magic Mike moments… Mike the fur trade company director
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Physician chill thyself…
After just over a week in Thunder Bay we finally got back on the water and paddled away from Joan’s
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Mother Superior 
The area between the Sleeping Giant and Rossport is still well paddled so there are a fair few ‘rustic’ campsites.
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A Bit Too Superior?
Well fed, and after a bottle of wine, we had a slightly leisurely start the next morning. Leaving Rossport we
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Huronimo!!!!
Our drive down to ‘The Soo’ was beautiful but sad as we both quietly observed all the majesty of this
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The Great (Lakes) Escape
The Great Lakes, Superior and Huron, have dominated our lives for the last five weeks. And they’ve dominated our thoughts
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Up the French!
We left our final Lake Huron camp shortly after dawn in a gorgeous flat calm, painfully aware of our limited
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Downhill all the way!
Pontoon at the Sunset Inn We left the Sunset Inn and paddled the remaining 5km or so towards North Bay,
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Dead heads and warm hearts
‘Apart from a few short sections of rapids this part of the Ottawa river can be considered a series of
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Simply Capital!
For once, we were looking forward to paddling though a city. Well we should, really, Ottawa being the nation’s capital
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