The NonStart of the Epic Canoe Trip on the Rideau

Trip Start Aug 09, 2012
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Trip End Aug 18, 2012


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Friday, August 10, 2012

The forecast was for heavy rain, strong winds and lightening (thunder storms)
so the start of the canoe trip has been postponed or delayed for a day.
Even the Coureurs de Bois would not have gone out on a day like today.
at least if they had liked living...
Strong winds can be a real killer for people in a canoe.....
And if you are in a canoe on the water during an electric storm - people in a canoe
on the water are sitting ducks, a cooked goose and a goner for sure...
As I have already mentioned....
Prudence and safety were the main considerations....
Is it really worth risking your life just to keep on a schedule - NO!!!!
And who wants to start a long canoe trip in difficulf and dangerous weather on the first day....

We did load the cargo Van Thursday nite for the canoe trip - as we had planned to do..
Pictures of the canoe trip group included....

I am staying with and as the guests of Rick Hatton and Anne Coward,
my very gracious and charming hosts...Rick and Anne are world travellers
who moved to the Kingston area after being in South Africa for three years.
Many of the people that I having been coming into contact with in the last year
seem to have been world travellers - odd how things seem to happen sometimes 

So the plan now is to start the first day of the epic canoe trip up the Rideau River to Ottawa
by driving up the Rideau Canoe trip route for the first day to the Upper Brewer Locks
and starting the second day of the epic canoe trip from the Upper Brewers Lock,
so that the rest of the epic canoe trip up the Rideau will be from the Upper Brewers Locks
and on schedule and will be referred to as the second day of the canoe trip - even though
the first day of the canoe trip was done by car on the second day. Still scheduled to arrive in Mooney's Bay in Ottawa at noon on August 18/Saturday,,,

Bon Voyage
Coureur de Bois Dave
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