Carol and Glenn are happy to announce that on Thursday, September 19th they will be arriving at the Kingston Canoe Club! Loving Spoonful is organizing a welcome home greeting upon their arrival!
They are so excited to be reaching their home town and to be completing their goal of raising awareness for the importance of equal access to healthy food security for all Canadians!
Loving Spoonful is an organization very close to Carol and Glenn’s hearts. They strongly believe and share the same beliefs as Loving Spoonful does! Carol and Glenn understand and are passionate about the importance of eating healthy fresh foods; to be the best person both mentally and physically that you can be!
If you would like to donate to Carol and Glenn’s cause by contributing to their $25,000 goal for Loving Spoonful you still can!
Click on this link and support Loving Spoonful! DONATE
Last Wednesday, Carol and Glenn left Glenn’s Uncle John’s house on the Ottawa River with Petrie Island as the days goal!
3 years ago they started their journey at Petrie Island without knowing what this amazing adventure would have in store for them! At 5:30 pm they reached Petrie Island! Which completed their across Canada journey!
But are they stopping there? NO! They are still paddling all the way to Kingston, ON! Below are a few pictures of their time at Glenn’s Uncle John’s house!
Wednesday was a combination of portaging and paddling the Ottawa River. The portaging took place along the Trans Canada Trail all the way to downtown Ottawa and through Parliament! They jumped back into the Ottawa River at downtown Ottawa to have the wind at their backs briefly! For the last 2 hours they battled the winds all the way to Petrie Island!
When they arrived at Petrie Island, Glenn’s daughter Mallory and her husband Patrick, along with their two kids Esther and Rupert, were there to greet them! Carol and Glenn spent the night at Carol’s daughter Rachel’s house! They were able to reorganize, regroup and refresh for the last week of paddling on the Rideau River.
Thursday morning marked the final leg of their journey home! Carol and Glenn were joined by their friend Rob. Rob is a Meteorologist and has given them extremely helpful and invaluable advice over the last three years! He spent a few hours paddling with Carol and Glenn in his kayak. They went through 2 locks together and had a blast!
The picture above is of Rob helping Carol and Glenn load up their Canoe at the head of the Rideau River to start their paddling adventure together last Thursday!
After having a great day with Rob, Carol and Glenn continued on until they reached Black Rapids. They were super lucky to have hydro and a real washroom to use! Below is a picture of their campsite.
Carol and Glenn have been enjoying their journey down the Rideau River! Yesterday, they had to portage quite a bit because of the strong winds! In the picture below you can see how windy it is by looking at the corn stalks!
Yesterday, Carol and Glenn portaged their way through North Gower. Enjoying the peacefulness of the country side!
Carol and Glenn made it to Clowes Lockstation yesterday! Which is just 3 km before Merrickville! They enjoyed sitting at Upper Nicholson Lock and had some great antique views along the way!
If you would like to join Carol and Glenn as they get closer to Kingston check out their website to see where they are located! They love to have company along the way! Click on the link to see where they are! FOLLOW US
Keep on Paddling!
Thursday is so close!