The Ottawa River

 

A week ago today, Carol and Glenn reached the Ottawa River!  They are getting so much closer to their home of Kingston, ON.  And reaching their goal of $25,000 for Kingston’s Loving Spoonful!

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Even though they are getting closer; it is not getting any easier! There are always challenges along the way to keep each day different from the next.  Which always keeps Carol and Glenn on the edge of their seats!

Carol and Glenn happily made their way past Deep River, Petawawa and Pembroke last week, but in quite a bit of fog! As you can see in the pictures below.

 

 

Even though there has been a lot of fog, it definitely adds a calming mystic sense to their journey! The picture below is of cliffs just before Petawawa, on the Ottawa River where Glenn and Carol stopped for lunch.

 

 

There is one part of the Ottawa River where Glenn and Carol were going to have to portage 60 km due to massive rapids! However,  instead of doing that they decided to take the much more exciting and fun way right through by rafting! They booked a rafting tour with Esprit Rafting in Quebec.  Check out their website.  https://whitewater.ca/

As they rafted on Saturday, Esprit transported Carol and Glenn’s gear and canoe for them!  Even more helpful, before the big rafting event, they were able to use one of Esprit’s hostel cabins, bathroom facilities and a camp kitchen!  This was especially appreciated as it began to downpour just before they got to the camp.

The picture below is of Carol and Glenn arriving at Morrison Island which is just after Pembroke! This is where the rafting began!

 

Carol and Glenn had an awesome time rafting!  They also got to pass through 2 channels of the Ottawa River, saving themselves from some very grueling portaging! (Picture to come)

This evening Carol and Glenn are camping at Glenn’s Uncle John’s house. He lives on the Ottawa River! Uncle John also sends Carol and Glenn progress reports each week that tell them the distance they have gone, advice for the future and what to expect! Tomorrow, they are heading to Petrie Island where the journey all began in the Spring of 2017!

Tomorrow evening they will be spending the night at Carol’s daughter Rachel’s house (me the author of the blog) for some delicious food, wine, beer and hot showers!

Keep on Paddling! You are almost done!

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