Monday, February 10, 2014

Yet Another Change in Plans

When I left Helen & Tony at the end of January, I expected to be spending 10 weeks or so building a kayak with Kathy before BJ and I headed to Idaho for a couple months of volunteer work. Most of that plan is intact, but the 10 weeks just shrunk to 6 weeks for Kathy's project.

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, a couple spots opened up on Helen's Grand Canyon trip and I jumped at the chance to accompany Helen, Tony, and 13 others on a 25 day trip from Lees Ferry below Glen Canyon dam to Pearce Ferry on Lake Mead. It's 275 miles of world famous beauty and a phenomenal opportunity to watch the dory first hand. I may even get to do some rowing if I can figure out the difference between oars and paddles.

The next three weeks will be crazy busy as I try to make as much progress as possible on Kathy's kayak and start building my gear list for the trip.

This is what Helen's dory looked like a couple days ago - stolen from her Facebook feed. If all went well, they expected to be putting the Beryl Green trim on her today.

Edit: And this is what it looks like at the end of the day on Monday, February 10th with the masking tape yet to be removed.

8 comments:

  1. Awww man. 25 days on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon!! You are one blessed guy. Looking forward to your reports of the journey.

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly with the "blessed guy" comment! There will be a blog with text updates most days, but don't know the blog name yet. Pictures will have to wait until after the trip.

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  2. What a great sounding trip.......everyone will be envious....just keep us in the loop if you can.

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    1. Yup! It's going to be a spectacular trip.

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