Canada camping trip - July 18-Labor Day

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Canada camping trip - July 18-Labor Day

Postby josko » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:46 am

Eacape summer heat and join us on a fun 4 week, 700 mile sea kayaking trip to Northern Labrador. Leaving Boston area on 7/18, hopefully back by Labor day. Familiarity with Katabatic winds, icebergs, fog, monster nor'easters, firearms and reassembling bear victims necessary. Ability to keep cool around polar bears and mosquito swarms desired. Beginners welcome. Weather will not be hot. Water temp 32F.

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Re: Canada camping trip

Postby noseykate » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:53 pm

Having read Nigel Foster's "Stepping Stones of Ungava and Labrador," I'm not entirely sure your trip is suitable for beginners....

Best of luck to you. It will be one to remember!

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Re: Canada camping trip

Postby josko » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:14 pm

Good book, ain't it? I liked his solo crossing of the Hudson straight, in the dark.

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Re: Canada camping trip

Postby pat » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:27 pm

josko wrote:firearms and reassembling bear victims

There's a "right to arm bears" joke in there somewhere. I'll keep looking.
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Re: Canada camping trip

Postby noseykate » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:12 pm

I have a great hankering to kayak in Labrador, but not the Hudson strait. What a crazy, almost fatal, thing to do!

I envy you your opportunity to take the trip - take lots of photos so I can enjoy it vicariously!

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Re: Canada camping trip - July 18-Labor Day

Postby josko » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:42 am

Turkey's just aren't signing up for trips this summer, eh?

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Re: Canada camping trip - July 18-Labor Day

Postby norm » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:55 am

I don't believe in polar bear feeding programs.

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Re: Canada camping trip - July 18-Labor Day

Postby josko » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:57 am

Well, stay safe, folks... :D

Greg Paquin is our trip's local point of contact.

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Re: Canada camping trip - July 18-Labor Day

Postby NorwayLady » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:05 am

I flew over that area two days ago. Didn't see too many icebergs in the water, there was no snow on the ground and I was too far off the ground to spot polar bears. Stay safe out there. Return with lots of stories, photos and hopefully without too many bumps and bruises to you or your equipment.

Wishing you a fantastic trip!
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Re: Canada camping trip - July 18-Labor Day

Postby josko » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:58 pm

Our trip presentaiton is Saturday, Oct 11, 8:00 p.m. in Stonington, CT


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