Monthly Archives: May 2018

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Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.86067 Longitude: -113.43839 GPS location Date/Time: 05/31/2018 21:52:07 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 55.22488 Longitude: -113.65654 GPS location Date/Time: 05/30/2018 22:57:54 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Paddling North Days 11-13 Wind, Bugs, and Eating Well

So you can see the theme of the past few days…bugs, wind, and less current. The picture of me in my big jacket above is post loading of the canoe, that we’d parked in a creek the night before because … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 55.12319 Longitude: -114.05598 GPS location Date/Time: 05/29/2018 23:50:23 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.74433 Longitude: -114.28397 GPS location Date/Time: 05/28/2018 23:17:30 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.49323 Longitude: -114.39581 GPS location Date/Time: 05/28/2018 00:01:56 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Day Nine and Ten

We left Whitecourt yesterday with the help of Carol (our bus driver) and Greg. They helped move our gear to the launch and then went down to the last spur to wave as we left town. We ran the spur … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.33165 Longitude: -114.76440 GPS location Date/Time: 05/26/2018 23:34:36 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.20235 Longitude: -115.08740 GPS location Date/Time: 05/25/2018 20:25:54 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Day Eight: Town Run and Spurs

We began the day looking over maps and river notes and enjoying the luxury of some tent time. With maps marked, breakfast was time intensive but delicious blueberry and pumpkin seed pancakes. I then sewed on two buttons on my … Continue reading

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Feeding Paddling North

Ms. Gamble’s Grade Three class asked how we are doing our food for the expedition so here goes. We are using a pantry system rather than a meal by meal. This means we have a bunch of food (I.e. 360 … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.15110 Longitude: -115.71652 GPS location Date/Time: 05/23/2018 22:35:08 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Stage Six: Basecamp Whitecourt

After seven days of paddling, we’ve covered 291 km and reached Whitecourt, Alberta. The bridge in the picture above was our last obstacle before arriving. They have made gravel bars that reach into the river (likely to change water and … Continue reading

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Stage Six: Becoming Sky and Trees

Day Six invited us to meld with the sky and trees above us. As we floated and paddled today, we spoke little. We didn’t need to as the river provided (mostly) gentle propulsion downhill and we’re more relaxed in moving … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.20301 Longitude: -116.05270 GPS location Date/Time: 05/22/2018 22:22:58 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 54.07866 Longitude: -116.76521 GPS location Date/Time: 05/22/2018 00:08:35 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Stage Five: Settling In

> > > This was camp last night on day four-we called it, “Wild Rose Island” for all the young rose plants and being here in Wild Rose Country. Now we are 60 km downstream, camped on river right, both … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 53.72522 Longitude: -117.16682 GPS location Date/Time: 05/20/2018 21:17:35 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Step Five: Paddle the Water in Front of You

Today we paddled Brule Lake. We were up early to beat the wind and were rewarded with a mirror lake and easily found channel and current. We’d read and heard that things “got bouncy” after Brule Lake as the current … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 53.46984 Longitude: -117.46407 GPS location Date/Time: 05/19/2018 20:54:38 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Stage Four: Find Your Routines

Day Two…we are working to find our routines, find specific food items, find the current, find our courage, find our charging equipment, find the optimal spot for everything in the canoe, find the line, finding beta, finding our warm clothes… … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 53.22994 Longitude: -117.86591 GPS location Date/Time: 05/18/2018 19:48:42 NDT Message: TA & Marian are paddling to the Arctic Ocean. Check the map to see where they are paddling & exploring today! Click the link below to … Continue reading

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Paddling North Day Two Good Morning

Day Two begins with calm. Both in the water and in our bellies. Off to paddle before the wind rises. Thanks for all of your encouragement. Indeed butterflies are better than bugs, they go away. Thanks KW for that wisdom.

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