Category Archives: The Paddle

The Paddle ~ Bill’s Blog

Bill’s Journal to 6/8/03 I did execute as forecasted. I went through Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. I spent a wonderful time on the battlefield in Montana. “Custer’s Last Stand” battlefield was much larger than I had … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Yukon – Whitehorse to Carmacks – June 4 – 15, 2003

31 May 03 – 3 June 03 Whitehorse, YT, Canada Early afternoon on 31 May, I picked up a rental car at the airport in Minneapolis. Betty and I then drove to a quiet parking lot nearby and transferred the … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Yukon – Carmacks to near Fort Yukon – June 16 – 30, 2003

16 June: Days-9, Total 10; Miles-52, Total-304 Fortunately, I was feeling better this morning. Since I was awake half of the night, I slept later than usual. It was nearly 7am; I quickly struck the tent and packed my gear. … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Yukon – near Beaver to an island past Galena- July 1-15, 2003

1 July: Days-24, Total-25; Miles-45,Total-908 It was a sunny, clear day on the Yukon and we made good time on smooth water. We planned to stop early so Bill could catch up his journal. He will snail mail it to … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Yukon – Bishop Rock to the Bering Sea -July 16-August 3, 2003

16 July: Days-38, Total-40; Miles-20, Total-1352 Recently, everyday has been a little cooler than the previous day. It was in the sixties when we were in Ruby; yesterday morning it was in the mid-forties, this morning was in the low … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Yukon – Post Trip Activities – August

Post Trip Activities 4 August 2003: The canoe trip is now behind us, but there is no time for kicking back and reflecting, not just yet anyway. Today we hope to air-ship our canoes and gear to Anchorage, then arrange … Continue reading

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The Alaska Adventure continues: Anchorage to Seattle via the Inside Passage (5-20 August 2003)

Chuck and I met in Anchorage on the 5th of August.  Chuck and Bill had flown in from Emmonak to Anchorage on the 4th, I flew in from Minneapolis on the 5th, and they picked me up at the Anchorage … Continue reading

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Korea 20 August – 20 September, 2003

Here we are in Korea.  The cast of characters you will be keeping up with now are: Susan: our wonderful daughter, EJ, our super son-in-law, who is a Judge in the Army and stationed in Korea and, of course, the … Continue reading

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