Back safe and sound

Monday, 21 May 2007
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Sean during the crossing
Sean during the crossing to Michipicoten Island.
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Just got back today from our trip on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Over 7 days, we paddled just shy of 220 km from Wawa, ON out to Michipicoten Island and back. I don't have time to get into the details tonight as I'm completely wiped but I will post a more detailed report this week. Probably Thursday if I can get it all together.

Here is it in phrases. Basically it was over the top.
  • 220km
  • 2C water (cold)
  • 35 knot headwinds
  • Almost activated the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Techs...
  • 4 hour night paddle through ink
  • Two 18 km crossings
  • First crossing - 1.5 meter following seas (actually 1.5m)
  • Rainforest
  • Caribou tracks
  • Radio dead zones
  • Very remote location
  • Caves
  • 4 am wake-ups
  • Snow
All right, off to bed
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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