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Saturday, August 24, 2013

This S*%T is about to get real.

Next month is when it will all really begin, and soon I will start updating you on where we are in the planning phase. In under a year myself and a small team of paddlers will be paddling Prince William Sound comparing archival photos of 6 famous glaciers to photos taken 'today' to compare the difference.

I have an amazing researcher who is finding the photos for me. Hopefully I can talk her into being in the film. I am making final repairs on one of the boats that a team member will be using. It has afforded me the opportunity to become quite good at repairing thermoform, well, at least structurally. My repairs aren't very pretty. All the maps and charts are in, and we have had our first team meeting regarding the route. We already have one local sponsor, and in September I will start trying to find some others. In October there will be a trip with the team to the Outer Banks. We chose that time of year to simulate similar weather.

Another member of my team finally picked up her boat, the cedar strip photo I posted on facebook a while back. It is a little tight - gear storage wise - for a trip of this nature, but what it lacks in storage it makes up for in looks. I will be doing a post about the manufacturing of that boat. Once I finish doing repairs on the boat I mentioned before, it means that everyone on the team will have the kayak they are going to paddle.

A lot to do, and unfortunately it is too early to start any of it. It is going to be a very interesting fall paddling season. If you really want to stay on top of all the preparations, head over to facebook, and give my page a like. There will be more frequent updates over there.

Stay tuned! (Do people say that anymore?)

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