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Across Alone Blog

Frontenac Fly-By Frontenac Fly-By Sept 7, 2022I took this picture while paddling furiously downstream trying to maximize distance travelled before the tide turned to flood.The Hotel Frontenac and the Citadel are two of Canada’s most iconic structures. Here is where the history of North America abruptly changed...

A Capital Sprint A Capital Sprint Aug 24, 2022The beginnings of Ottawa’s skyline dominate the far distance. Beneath the highrises, the beginnings of the Deschenes rapids turn the river to whitewater. Before it all, Kai Nani. I have sprinted here, hoping to take advantage of the weather, my...

Bains Bains Aug 23, 2022 In the distance, dead-center is the dam at Portage du Fort.    Just a few miles above this dam is another at Bryce. Dams, and the attendant portages around them, have been the bain of my existence since paddling up the Okanagan River some 5000...

Beauty Beauty Aug 21, 2022It is too easy to imagine early Europeans pushing westward, ever westward, deep and deeper onto an uncharted wilderness in search of fame and glory no matter the risks to life and limb. It is an incomplete, convenient history.There is a beauty beyond...

Downhill 2 Downhill 2 Aug 20 2022 Beneath the bridge in the distance is Ottawa River. It is downhill from here, at the confluence of the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers to the Atlantic Ocean. Technically, that’s been the case ever since getting on the Assiniboine in what seems a...