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Toronto to Montreal Kayak Adventure 43

Yesterday I arrived in Montreal after 11 consecutive days alone on the water. At times I had a feeling of freedom and saw some amazing scenery, and other times it was challenging and repetitive. But overall I really enjoyed the experience and I’ve definitely become a better kayaker as a result of the range of ...

Toronto to Montreal Solo Kayak Journey 2

Photo by James D. Schwartz / The Urban Country – Lake Ontario – 4 July 2009 In about 9 hours, I’ll be departing on a solo kayak journey from Toronto to Montreal to raise money for Noah’s Ark home for children in the Philippines. Noah’s Ark provides a temporary home for malnourished children; providing food, ...

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 ...

2009 Adventure: 560K for Kids 1

For approximately $270, you could purchase a return flight from Toronto to Montreal, arriving in 1 hour and 14 minutes. Alternatively, for $140 you could take a VIA train and arrive in about 5 hours, while driving takes about the same. Rather than using these “typical” methods of transportation, I’m planning to paddle the entire ...

Survived my 107KM Solo kayak trip 3

At 3:30PM today I returned from my 2-day solo kayak trip from Toronto to Oshawa and back to raise money for Noah’s Ark children’s home in the Philippines. Every muscle in my upper body is aching right now, but it was a great trip and totally worth the effort. On the way there I had ...

100KM KAYAK TRIP IS ON!

This weekend I’m planning on doing my kayak fundraiser by paddling 100KM in two days from downtown Toronto to Oshawa, Ontario. I will then be setting up camp along the shores of Lake Ontario before returning to Toronto the following day. Barring any unforeseen extreme weather conditions, I’ll be departing on Saturday morning at 6AM. ...

Kayak Route Change

After doing some more research for my Kayak for Kids fundraiser this summer, I don’t think I will be taking the risk of crossing the lake solo since I will still be a relatively novice-ish kayaker by the end of the summer. Instead, I will be revising my route to reflect the same distance, but ...

I made it! 7

Last night I successfully completed my 260K for Kids ride. I have to admit that I underestimated the difficulty of the feat, and I don’t plan on doing anything like this again for a while. The first 2.5 hours of the ride were amazing; the wind was on my back, and I was maintaining a ...

Raising the bar

So today was a pretty horrible day. I didn’t get home from Michigan until 3:30AM this morning and I wasn’t in bed until 4:30AM. I rode my bicycle to work this morning for the first time because I was running a little late. After work I walked outside and found that my bike was gone. ...

260K for Kids 30

On the weekend of August 26th and 27th I’ll be doing a fundraiser where I’ll be riding my bicycle 260 kilometers in two days from Toronto to Welland and back. I’ve set a lofty goal to raise $1000 for my Aunt who runs a foster home in the Philippines for kids without parents. She has ...