We had several hurdles to overcome like the fact that the kids had never been in a canoe because (another hurdle) we did not own a canoe. Further to the question of the canoe was the issue that we were four bodies so we would need a rather large canoe. My friend Barry provided the solution to our problems by offering an old Grumman aluminum canoe that he had. This vessel was not pretty and not new but it was 18' long with lots of beam.
When you canoe down a river, you end up at a point some distance from where you started. It's just the way it is. My approach to solving this problem would normally be to stash a bicycle at the far end and then ride back to retrieve the car. However, this is Newfoundland and even though we don't have any family here, everyone else does. Kristy's parents live in Gander and were more than willing to accommodate us by shuttling our car around. They even insisted that they park our car in their yard while we were on the trip.
Now with everything in position, we headed out with the car loaded to the gills, the kids hyped for adventure and this to the steady... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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