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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 64.83183 Longitude: -125.13344 GPS location Date/Time: 07/17/2018 00:43:33 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: 64.54107 Longitude: -124.92891 GPS location Date/Time: 07/16/2018 02:33:01 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: 64.09911 Longitude: -124.43742 GPS location Date/Time: 07/15/2018 02:56:59 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: 63.31504 Longitude: -123.66290 GPS location Date/Time: 07/14/2018 00:36:06 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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How #PaddlingNorth is Like Climbing Everest

As I was paddling last evening against a potentially building wind, I thought about how this expedition shares similarities with climbing Everest. I’ve made three attempts at climbing Everest and reached a high point of 7600 metres in 2010. I’m … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 63.31504 Longitude: -123.66289 GPS location Date/Time: 07/13/2018 03:28:01 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: These Boots Were Made for Humbling

So this happened. I wax eloquently about the experience of being in this vast place and then it smacks me down a few notches. My mom used to say, “Don’t get too big for your britches,” when we were acting … Continue reading

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Paddling North: This is a Big Place

A friend wrote and asked how we are experiencing this place and I have many answers. It is big. Vast. Huge. Humbling. Humbling to travel through. It reflects how small and insignificant we are on a daily basis but also … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Kilometre 1852 Tempest in the Wine Glass

After I called in the audio update, we paddled a few km and decided to stop short of our island goal and make camp because the grey clouds were getting greyer and the wind was picking up again. We hurried … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 63.24247 Longitude: -123.54485 GPS location Date/Time: 07/12/2018 02:47:53 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: It Was A Porcupine

Sorry I couldn’t call in last night. It was the porcupine’s fault. The one that visited us the night before during my update call. I went to go and try to get a pic and likely didn’t shut off the … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 62.99227 Longitude: -123.24844 GPS location Date/Time: 07/11/2018 01:53:06 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: 62.53698 Longitude: -123.20270 GPS location Date/Time: 07/10/2018 01:35:54 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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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 62.13718 Longitude: -122.84184 GPS location Date/Time: 07/09/2018 01:07:26 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: 61.97159 Longitude: -121.68008 GPS location Date/Time: 07/08/2018 01:59:51 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: Heading fit the Camsell Bend

Today was a rest/relax/plan/prep/weather day for us in Fort Simpson. Here Cat Cat helped us review river charts for the Deh Cho. Its interesting, after spending a week on the big river, to see the charts that the big boats … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Odometer Moment 50 for 50

We paddled 50 kilometres today on Day 50 of our expedition, Paddling North. After several near misses, we finally got an odometer moment. Those who have been following me for awhile will know that I love odometer moments. I also … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 61.68701 Longitude: -120.68063 GPS location Date/Time: 07/05/2018 01:53:55 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: Settling In With a New Friend

We are settling in nicely to life on the Deh Cho / Mackenzie River and it welcomed us gently and then had bed. Throwing a wee bit of everything at us. Rain, thunder, wind, intense sun, amazing views, beavers, eagles, … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 61.44251 Longitude: -120.43074 GPS location Date/Time: 07/04/2018 07:21:59 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: 61.29628 Longitude: -119.79962 GPS location Date/Time: 07/03/2018 01:43:34 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: 61.21235 Longitude: -119.23372 GPS location Date/Time: 07/02/2018 00:57:08 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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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 61.29338 Longitude: -118.61565 GPS location Date/Time: 06/30/2018 20:18:37 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: 61.45535 Longitude: -118.03552 GPS location Date/Time: 06/29/2018 22:34:21 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: Maps, Post Office, and Providence

We decided to take this as a P day…planning, prep, and post office. We got a ride into town and visited a few spots then sidled up to the Snowshoe Cafe, ordered buffalo burgers and fries, and using the flat … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Ready for the Mackenzie

These are peeps over the Mackenzie River and we are now Mackenzie paddling peeps. Tom drove us from Fort Resolution to Fort Providence today and dropped us at the Territorial campground. A friend of his will hopefully help get us … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 61.32821 Longitude: -117.61736 GPS location Date/Time: 06/27/2018 21:29:42 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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