Tuesday, April 24, 2007

2007 tour begins

On the 22nd of april I boarded a plane in auckland on the start of a 6 month kayak and film trip throughout canada, usa, mexico and Papua New Guinea. After a 13hr flight to San Francisco I stayed in a motel before finishing the further 6hr flight to montreal. With a lot of persuasion via the mighty Credit card i managed to get my kayak on the plane(NEVER FLY AIR CANADA, THEY ARE BAD!) and made it to montreal. I met up with the swiss kayak team in the airport and we spent the night at the airport. at 1am in the morning i went and met up with brendan who had just arrived to montreal with his parents. Unfortunatly without all their baggage and 2 kayaks! LOST IN TRANSIT!

At 6am i caught a ride in a rental car with the swiss team to
Wilderness tours just west of ottawa where we would be staying
and competing in the competition. Brendan stayed behind to collect
his bags and try to find the kayaks. He arived here at dinner time today.
I have now been awake for about 48hours and sleep is much needed!
We have a small cabin by the river a small walk from the main complex.
Food is great and dishes get done for us! reminds me of home ahhhhhh.
Its great to see lots of familiar faces and catch up with people we met in nz
and on the 2006 tour.

I will post more info once we make it on the river for some training.
Oh the weather is not too bad but very chilly!
catch ya

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