The design of the Greta T followed a “scrapbook” of ideas which I had sent to Skip Izon, a builder of canoes and kayaks in Grand Bend (Shadow River Boats). This photo essay by Jessica Brown offers a peek into the art and craft of Skip’s boatbuilding process. Here are the main inspirations for ourContinue reading “More about the boat…”
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But what about the Pandemic?
I had not anticipated the serious situation Ontario finds itself in in early April 2021 and have been forced to adjust my plans several times and may need to, yet again, if this situation hasn’t improved by June when I hope to set out…watch this space. What I can say is that I have beenContinue reading “But what about the Pandemic?”
Preparations for the Tour
When planning for a big (1,300 km.) trip like this it’s easy to overload on all the things that will need attention and have to be done. I decided to construct a time-line with items and then to have categories for each item. Just doing this took a lot of the stress out of theContinue reading “Preparations for the Tour”
In the beginning….
The Old Man in a Boat Tour is the culmination of a number of years of planning and several setbacks along the way. As a long-time and avid dinghy sailor I have often wondered if it would be possible to combine my love of sailing with my enthusiasm for environmental issues – you would thinkContinue reading “In the beginning….”