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Device Name: TA Latitude: 66.73753 Longitude: -129.90257 GPS location Date/Time: 07/25/2018 23:54:06 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: 66.47286 Longitude: -128.97891 GPS location Date/Time: 07/25/2018 05:33:37 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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Paddling North: Two Big Days

We’ve just had a quick visit to Fort Good Hope and we our last two days have been filled with excitement. Yesterday we had to navigate the Dan Sault Rapids. We visited a memorial to a young man who drowned … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 65.98402 Longitude: -129.04590 GPS location Date/Time: 07/24/2018 00:08:06 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: 65.61499 Longitude: -128.60355 GPS location Date/Time: 07/23/2018 02:36:35 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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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 65.49625 Longitude: -127.61517 GPS location Date/Time: 07/22/2018 04:45:27 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: Last Sip Of Luxury and Learning About Norman Wells

Our wonderful host, Sue, took us out for lunch buffet and then feasted us on BBQ this evening including ice cream and Mars Bar for dessert. That’s two desserts in one day-what treats! Such a pleasure to have fresh veggies … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Km 2178 and Counting

The last time I was on approach to Norman Wells 3.5 months ago, it was much colder and much whiter. Marian and I were headed to Inuvik and #paddlingnorth was a motley collection of dried food, an oversized bughouse, a … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 65.27699 Longitude: -126.79761 GPS location Date/Time: 07/20/2018 00:22:36 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: 65.13625 Longitude: -126.31152 GPS location Date/Time: 07/19/2018 03:49:59 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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Paddling North: Evening Paddle to Tulita

After sitting out for a good chunk of the day… and good thing we got the tarp up because the thunderstorms did indeed boom and flash and pour, the wind died and the sky cleared enough to paddle to Tulita. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

Device Name: TA Latitude: 64.89914 Longitude: -125.57320 GPS location Date/Time: 07/18/2018 04:25:53 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: Wind, Thunder, and Lightning Oh My!

It’s been a week full of “split shifts” due to wind and thunderstorms. Our last full paddling day was our 105 km day. Before that and after that, we’ve been “beached”, somewhat like being benched by a coach in sport, … Continue reading

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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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Paddling North: Winded Off at Kilometre 1862

  This is TA calling in from Kilometre 1862 of Paddling North. You can hear it blowing behind me about 20 to 25 km/h building to gusts of 45 km/h and kicking up pretty good. When you have the wind … 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 Day 56

I 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 … Continue reading

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Paddling North: Kilometre 1852 Tempest in the Wine Glass Day 56

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: Odometer Moments Day 56

Hey, this is TA and Marion calling from our canoe.  Just headed out from Wrigley. We got there this afternoon.  we were on a wind delay today.  No call yesterday, it was the porcupine’s fault.  it was a porcupine the … Continue reading

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Paddling North: It Was A Porcupine Day 55

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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