On May 23 I should be flying back to England if the WestJet pilots don't go on strike before I'm due to leave Calgary. But before I start the record of my next adventure I need to acknowledge the helpers I had on my walk around the Southwest Coast Path. So here they are and I hope I haven't offended anybody by missing them out.
As many of you already know, I started to paddle the length of the non-tidal River Thames last year but had to give up because of the weather and time constraints. I have never liked being beaten by any of my outdoor trips and have always returned to complete them later. Maligne Pass here in Jasper National Park took two failed attempts before a third was successful. So , starting on May 30, I'm going to be paddling down the River Thames from Lechlade, upstream from where I stopped last year. This year I have allowed myself 15 days, lots of time to complete the trip without any real pressure other than where to stop each night and where I can visit a grocery store without leaving my canoe and equipment unattended for too long. I hope to make my posts as interesting as possible by posting every day while the events of each day are still fresh in my mind. I will also be posting a link to my GPS location at lunch time and in the evening every day so that you can all follow my progress as I travel along.
The maps below will show you where I will be going as I paddle down the river. But now I have to finish packing and make sure I haven't forgotten anything that I need or need to do.
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