Over the years I have heard about different guiding companies trying to find new and interesting trips for their clients. They tinker with the location or the length of the trip, an if they are feeling adventuress, they might make it a push trip.
Then I got my monthly newsletter from Naturally Superior
Adventures. There has been a teaser note on their site for a while about "The
Big One". Today they announced what it actually is and yes, it is big.
Next summer (2008), they will be offering a giant 8-week guided
trip of the entire Canadian Shoreline of Lake Superior. This trip is not for
the faint of heart with a complete distance of 670km (416 miles).
Since not everybody has 8 weeks of vacation time, they have
broken up the trip into 8 sections allowing people to join in and paddle any
part of the trip on week at a time.
Total cost for the 8 weeks is $7560 Cdn.
It will be very interesting to see if many people take the 8
week option. If you did, I would think it would be weird to get new paddling
partners every week.
More info: Naturally Superior Adventures
Below is a map of the route so you can get some perspective
on the massive size of this trip.
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A guided trip of unprecedented scale.Thursday, 04 October 2007
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.