Category Archives: On the water

Up the Winnipeg River

Goodbyes are always a bit difficult, in 24hrs you get so close, sharing at times what you would not share with someone close to you … a freedom of traveling, and then you have to leave as the journey goes … Continue reading

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Winnipeg – Paddling again

Grand Rapids is now behind us, Don took us by truck with the canoe to Eckla, a regional park and site of an Icelandic community where settles came in the 1800’s. We drove through marshland country and saw the passage … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids – Week 6

Despite the bad reputation made in earlier cities, The PAS welcomed us open arms. The maire, Alan McLauchlan came to see us and enchanted by our trip, he brought gifts beyond our understanding. As a maker of beef jerky he … Continue reading

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Alberta & Saskatchewan

Day 9 (cont’d): ‘Where ya to?’ ‘Montreal.’ ‘That’s where I’m goin’.’ So went our first meeting with Mike, on the outskirts of Edmonton. Mike, a grizzled gent with an aww-shucks charm — all ‘Fer sher’ and ‘Oh yah, eh?’ — … Continue reading

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The PAS – W5

(see w4 post prior, this is the continuation) Garry phoned Joy, his wife and then told me to come over. Their home which they built and have lived in for the past 11 years is a delicious country house with … Continue reading

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Battleford Week 2&3 – pics update!

Left Edmonton around 4pm after we repacked the grocery bags Dana & Peter had gotten. Dana even took a taxi back to carry everything. Our camp on the dock was surrounded by police who cordonned off an area to look … Continue reading

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Wk1- Rocky Mountain House

D Day! Enfin le départ (see English Below) Hier nous étions dans les dernières préparations, les derniers achats, le rempacketage de tous les sacs. Chacun retrouvant ce qu’il avait égaré, n’avait pas pris chez Mike, etc … Les jeunes ont … Continue reading

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