First Part Check!

They Made It!!!!

Congratulations you awesome adventurers!

Carol and Glenn have successfully finished the first part of their awesome paddle across Canada to raise funds for Loving Spoonful .

Loving Spoonful is a local Kingston organization whose vision is to create a healthy, sustainable, food-secure community!  Carol and Glenn are happy to announce that they raised over $1000 on behalf of this remarkable organization!

If you still want to donate you can at DONATEAnd a HUGE thank you to everyone that has already donated!  The wonderful people at Loving Spoonful are extremely grateful for your generous donations and support!

They will be spending the next few days on land, relaxing and enjoying beautiful Nova Scotia!  It is especially remarkable right now with the leaves changing colours on the east coast.

The second part of their epic journey will begin in April, 2018 from British Columbia to Ottawa.  Keep checking the website and their Facebook page for more information coming soon!

Congratulations Carol and Glenn you are AWESOME!

Almost There!

Carol and Glenn had quite the Thanksgiving!  On Thanksgiving day they were portaging again due to wind gusts up to 50 km/hr!  They came along a section of the highway that recently had been under-construction and found themselves in an unsafe situation!  Thankfully, a good Samaritan stopped to offer assistance and also invited them into his home for Thanksgiving dinner with his family!

After this wonderful Thanksgiving weekend they found themselves being blown into Chapel Island home of the Potlotek, First Nations People.  They had been feeling the affects of hurricane Nate!  Below is a picture of Carol and Chief Marshall of the Potlotek First Nations People.  They took very good care of Carol and Glenn offering them shelter, food and company in Chapel Island, Nova Scotia.

Below is a picture of Carol and Glenn and friends they made along the way enjoying Tea at Rita’s Tea Room in Big Pond Nova Scotia.  Rita’s Tea Room, originally a one-room schoolhouse in the 1930s, was the first home of late Canadian singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil.

Only 2 more days left on the first part of their epic canoe adventure across Canada!  Go Carol and Glenn!!  Keep on PADDLING!

The Challenges of Nova Scotia

Carol and Glenn have been very busy paddling over high waves and in rough waters!  Even finding a campsite has been challenging as the sand and clay on the beaches can be unstable to camp under!  In the below picture, they were able to put their canoe on the beach but had to climb up and over to set up camp!

At one point they blew into a fishing harbour after their most harrowing morning on the water to date.  They even had a bird take shelter and comfort on their splash deck while canoeing!

They have been hiking/portaging  by Cape George, Nova Scotia.  Which is a welcomed change from paddling in vicious winds and torturous waters!  The trail they are using is called the Little Cabot Trail and it is absolutely beautiful.

Keep on paddling.

Exploring Nova Scotia

Carol and Glenn have had a continuous fan club of seals on their paddling around the coastline of Nova Scotia!  They were first greeted by a large group of seals hanging out on a sand bar and have had encounters ever since!  Below is a picture of a noisy group of seals. The seals often follow them on their paddles around Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia shoreline has been a real challenge!  There are a lot of waves (up to 2 meters high), high winds, cliffs and jagged rocks to be on the look out for!  But it is totally worth it for these beautiful resting spots along the way.

People continue to be friendly, inviting and welcoming along their journey.  Most recently a land owner offered his rustic cabin to escape high winds and brutal weather.

Keep on Paddling!