Carol and Glenn are very happy to be back on the water for a long period of time! They started their journey a few days ago on the Old Man River in Alberta. The river is full of roll-away rapids and has a very strong current which is helping them gain some serious distance, with a bit of much needed relaxation!
While paddling down the Old Man River they happened to pass by a pod of Pelicans! Something they were very surprised to see in Alberta and astonished by their beauty and presence.
The Old Man River has also provided them with a few challenges! They had to portage around a weir which is a low dam built across a river to raise the level of water upstream and regulates its flow. They had to make their way through long grass and barbed wire fence. However, they are fully immersed back in nature with no people or traffic noises! Which is just where they want to be!
On Saturday they had quite the rain storm and are now drying all of their things out! Carol and Glenn are now in Lethbridge, Alberta re-stalking a few supplies and gearing up for the rest of the Old Man River!
Keep on Paddling!
After a lot of walking, biking and canoeing Carol and Glenn have finally made it to Alberta!
Just before they reached Alberta they spent a night camping out in a ditch as it was the only place to set up camp.
They were just finishing up supper when a pickup truck came a long with a couple looking for rocks for their garden! They all started to chat and Glenn helped them put rocks in their truck. The couple offered to take them on an extensive tour of Fernie B.C. Just another example of how friendly people have been along the way!
The last few days reaching the Alberta border were a combination of walking and canoeing! They had a record 29 km walking day! Good thing there are beautiful views a long the way!
Carol and Glenn will soon be back on the water full time heading down 1000s of kilomenetres on the Old Man River!
Keep on Paddling!
This past week Carol and Glenn completed a 146 km portage with a 15 km paddle on Lake Moyie to break things up! All with a 110 kg canoe! Good thing they have a canoe cart to help them pull and push everything!
They started this grueling but rewarding trek in Kuskanook B.C and finished in Fort Steele B.C. And are finally going to start paddling again in the Kootenay River for a good stretch! They have also made it to the Rockies!
Along their portage they had a lot of fun adventures! And spent a night at the Kokanee Beer Factory in Creston. Glenn even made a new friend!
People have been extremely friendly as they go along offering them fresh fruit, meals, a ride (which they had to decline) and river advice for their upcoming paddling adventures down the Kookenay River!
Keep up the good work paddlers!
ALL DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED IN JUNE!!!!!
Carol and Glenn are feeling very motivated and appreciative! They just found out some extremely exciting news! The estate of Larry Gibson will match all donations in June!
Click on the link below to learn about Larry’s history and his generous donations for many other organizations that were close to his heart.
Also, Carol and Glenn were interviewed by the Nelson Star a few days ago! Check out the article that was written about them below!
VIDEO: Couple paddling across Canada for food security
If you would like to support Carol and Glenn on their amazing journey just click on the link below! Any donation is welcomed with love and appreciation as Loving Spoonful is very close to Glenn and Carol’s hearts.
Carol and Glenn have been very happy to be back in their canoes this past week! They have been making excellent progress down the Kootenay River and well into Kootenay Lake! They will be in the Rockies very soon! If you look very closely there is an Osprey nest on top of the bridge!
They have had some very early morning departures to get ahead start of the wind. But it also allows for some spectacular morning sun rises and calmness to reflect on the day ahead.
But they always make time to sit back, relax and enjoy the views and accomplishments of the day!
Carol and Glenn are continuing to find great camp sites, meeting amazing people and learning so much more about their very own country!
Keep on paddling!