Friday, June 17, 2011

aaaannnnnndddddd GO!

Well, it's that time. All the gear is packed. The food is ready. A float plan has been created. All of the eight million odds and ends have been taken care of. Tomorrow morning at 8am I will start driving north and west. Hopefully five and half days later I will be in Skagway, parking the car, and getting on the ferry to Ketchikan. If it's not done by tomorrow morning at 8, it isn't going to get done. After about 10 months of hard core planning - and years of dreaming - this trip is finally going to start.

People tend to think that the hard part of something like this is the actual paddling, and while that will be difficult - particularly the hours we will be doing in the cockpits - I personally think it is the 'getting everybody, and their gear, and the kayaks to the starting point'. I think that is the most difficult and stressful part. Time will tell how it all will play out. Hopefully close to how it was planned. I won't be updating this blog from the road, but I will be updating my twitter feed. When ever possible I will add a current position as well as what is roughly going. on.

Thanks for following this blog and the trip. See you in Skagway around the 18th of July.