Just saw the posting of the split between paddlers Wendy Killoran and René Seindal who are currently on the Kayak Island Quest.
Both paddlers were working together to circumnavigate
the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily this Fall.
According to a post by René,
it seems that there have been some disagreements around speed and time that were irreconcilable.
They are both going to continue the quest, but separately.
I have no idea of what went on, and I would
never want to take a guess. When I was younger, I used to read about many of
the great expeditions across Antarctica. Those
were rife with stress and heartache and very much the same issues.
It also reminds me of recent expeditions that had
similar stresses even before the trip got off the ground.
Split in the Kayak Island QuestSunday, 28 October 2007
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