Wandering Around Out There With A Canoe On My Head

Leaving on a Jet Plane

barrel backpack sits at luggage claim in the airport

by Preston
June 4, 2012

I’m about ready to leave for Europe, just waiting to head out to the airport. I’ll be site-seeing, family visiting and even canoeing over in Holland for the next 10 days, and we’re even going to be camping. The highlight of our trip should be my father taking me to see his old neighbourhood – hopefully by canoe. It should be fun. You may have noticed a new icon on the main page. It will send you to my SPOT webpage so you can keep your eye on my adventures.


All my bags are packed, I’m read to go

I may (read: definitely) be sending some updates here and there via Twitter and Facebook, so you can watch for them there as well.

Oh, and don’t forget to keep your guesses coming in the Portageur’s New Ride Contest. I got a phone call on the weekend saying that my canoe is built and ready to be picked up. Obviously I can’t do that for another week and a half. Needless to say as soon as I’m home I’ll be rushing up to Gravenhurst to pick it up – and find the nearest water for the first test-paddle.

Maybe I’ll have to put in somewhere nice, with some trails. I may have to make up for a lengthy absence to a certain someone.

When I come you’ll wear your PFD.


  • I thought that our portage from Hamilton Go to the Park Bus pickup in Toronto was a long one, this portage makes that look tiny.

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