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Kayak Trip: T-Minus 14 days 4


It’s now official. During the wee hours of 13 July 2009, I will set forth on a solo 560KM kayak journey from Toronto to Montreal to raise money for Noah’s Ark home for children in the Philippines. If you would like to support this cause, please pledge an amount of your choosing by either e-mailing me or commenting on this article (you’ll receive an income tax receipt for your donation amount). After I successfully complete the trip I will either collect the money from you or you can choose to send it directly to Noah’s Ark.


My training has been in full effect over the last couple weeks including running every 2-3 days and kayaking each weekend. My final preparation is under way and the last item I need to procure is a waterproof solar panel to charge my camera, MP3 player, GPS and cellular phone. I have my sights on PowerFilm rollable solar panels which range in price from $179.99 to $439.99 CAD depending on how many Watts you need to store.

For those of you who haven’t yet considered taking up kayaking or canoeing as a hobby, here are 10 reasons you should consider paddling as a hobby:

The following photos were taken this weekend while kayaking in Algonquin Park











  • Anonymous

    Awesome man!
    How do I give you money whilst abroad? Paypal?
    Good luck!


  • James D. Schwartz

    Thanks for the support Marcus! I think the easiest way would be for you to go on to after I complete the trip and choose “Linda Veldhuizen” from the list of Missionaries and then make a donation online using a credit card. Alternatively you could paypal the money to me as long as you provide me your address for the income tax receipt.


  • boyan

    Put me in for $50 Jim. Good luck!!

  • boyan

    P.S. Did you see any wildlife this weekend? We saw a bear on one of the walking trails – it was actually very frightful.