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Friday, June 09, 2017

One thing is for sure about living in Petty Harbour, you never know what you might come home to. Today it was not the set of a movie well at least one that has not played out yet. I saw this "green hornet" down by the dock on the way home from work. Yeah, like I'm not gonna go check that out I says. Met Brian from Ireland and Joseph from Quebec. A couple of 4-5oo ocean paddlers from around the world, a unique group, that are attempting to paddle from St. John's to ...... Yup you guessed it.......France....oops I told you that.
Talked to Brian about the trip and sounds like one hell of a ride. Paddling the whole way for two months. One paddler at a time, two hours up and two hours down. Equipped with all the essentials, weather equipment, solar panels, desalination unit for fresh water, emergency equipment and a connection to live weather as they traverse the "pond". The weather will be broadcast from yup you guessed it again........ Ireland.
I could not pass the "Sassy " and sleek look of the craft that was engineered to be self-righting and able to endure , we hope, the waters of the North Atlantic. They will be leaving the area next week with laden bellies full of calories and brave hearts.

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