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To the bars!

We woke up determined to move. To hell with the weather radio. We were going to paddle. Dawn was chilly but beautiful. Frosty mornings in the woods have a funny rhythm.  

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Wind and Snow

Two days. We got stuck on a little spit of land with tiny trees and shrubs and a leaky tent for two days. After nine beautiful days of paddling through Voyagers National Park and into the BWCA we got the … Continue reading

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Stillness before snow

The day before the snow was perfect. Everything was clear and still. The sky was a cloudless eternal blue. It was beautifully bright without any oppressing heat. The water was glass. Our canoe glided effortlessly as paddles dipped and pulled … Continue reading

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Hot wet hair to cold wet boots

We were now solidly in the BWCA and entering our second week of paddling.  Will was finally feeling not so sick.  We were actually really enjoying ourselves.  The weather had been so nice Will had developed what he called “South … Continue reading

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Emergency snuggling

Will woke up coughing and wishing for home. He had been toughing it out with wads of yellow snot and an achy tired body. We had paddled 57.5 miles and I was rip roaring ready to do more, but Will … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

This is the fourth installment of Will and I’s adventure paddling honeymoon.  The first was A Beginning followed by Preparations and Before and After, thank you for following our journey. It was still dark as we pulled away from home for our honeymoon. … Continue reading

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Before and After

“September twenty-second two-thousand twelve was a partially sunny day with the highs in the 50′s. In February that sounds downright balmy, and that was what I emailed our guests. We said our vows in front of his parents white pine, … Continue reading

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Preparations

I stood in front of mounds of food. It was piled on the dining room table, and collected on to chairs and the hutch. Most of it was fairly unappealing. It would take me the rest of the day to … Continue reading

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