Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Paddle to the Amazon

In 1980 Don Starkell and his 2 sons started canoeing to the Amazon from Winnipeg.

2 years later, one son has returned home, and having survived a number of hazards that could have easily killed them they have completed the longest recorded canoe trip (at that time - 12,000 miles).

I'd love to re-trace the route these guys took (although not by canoe). Don's narrative of the foods, sights and sounds along the way are vivid enough but not flowery.

His latest book "Paddle to the Arctic" is next on my list.

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