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Pam Martin & John Kernaghan


Anyone interested in visiting the Toronto Outdoor Adventure & Travel show this weekend can use promotion codes CANADA or PADDLING if you purchase tickets online and you will receive a $4.00 discount at check out! And we have a few free admission tickets available. We will give them to the first people to contact us until they run out :)) We will be at Booth 675 - come and say hi or check out the presentations we are doing Friday & Saturday about our crazy, fun cross Canada Stand Up Paddle road trip Canada Onboard: Coast to Coast 150. #OAS Toronto #adventure #travel #outdoors #paddle #roadtrip @theperiwinkledragonflycompany @canadaonboard
A perfect red chair roost overlooking Kidston Lighthouse in beautiful Bras D'Or Lake, a stones throw away from quaint but bustling Baddeck, NS. A welcome respite for travellers expanding their minds with the amazingly illuminating history found in the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Next stop Tatamagouche, NS. Read more about our Cross Canada Paddling Roadtrip, celebrating Canada 150, on our blog: 🇨🇦 @cbwestsup @bluejellyfishsup @visitnovascotia @nstourism @tourcanada @tourcapebreton @capebretontourism @parks.canada @parkscanadaredchair #sharethechair #baddeck #explore #explorecanada #explorecanada #explorens #capebreton #nova scotia #cabottrail #adventuresforthesoul #roadtrip #canada150 #parkscanada #alexandergrahambell #alexandergrahambellmuseum #museum #crosscanadapaddlingroadtrip
Although we love the paddling and scenery our adventure is about so much more. Savouring the cuisine of local eateries is high on our list of must do experiences. The Dancing Goat Cafe & Bakery, along the Cabot Trail in Margaree, NS is one of our favourites. It's delicious food, engaging locales and comfortable ambience proved the perfect spot for us to slow our pace and get some work done. Read more about our Cross Canada Paddling Roadtrip celebrating Canada 150 on our blog:
Jeremy Smith of @cbwestsup leads us swishing through the grasses with our gear. He knows all the secret, hidden launches along the Margaree River, raising the adventure factor of our afternoon paddle to a higher level. Check out our blog to read more about our Cross Canada Paddling Roadtrip celebrating Canada 150🇨🇦 @cbwestsup @bluejellyfishsup @visitnovascotia @nstourism @tourcanada @tourcanada @tourcapebreton @capebretontourism @visitcapebretonisland @capebretonpost #visitnovascotia #explore #explorecanada #explorens #novascotia #capebreton #cabottrail #margaree #margareeriver #adventuresforthesoul #roadtrip #canada #canada150 #crosscanadapaddlingroadtrip
🎶 Last night I heard an owl cry And so I took a walk outside And saw the northern lights dance lightly High above a wild Cape Breton Sky Felt the north west wind blow softly All along the valley from the sea And from my doorway watched the moonrise High above the hills of Margaree🎶 The Hills of Margaree-Jim Brannigan
Paddling on Cape Bretons' beautiful Margaree River feels as though you've been painted into an Old Masters landscape. Jeremy Smith of CB West Paddle Boards @cbwestsup expertly guided us through shallow rapids, respectfully skirted serious salmon fishers, and allowed us to enjoy the bucolic settings along the quiet portions of this river he grew up on. Soaring eagles & leaping salmon brought us as close to nature as one can get. Read more about our Margaree River adventure on our blog . @cbwestsup @visitnovascotia @nstourism @tourcapebreton @capebretontourism @paddlecanada @bluejellyfishsup #visitnovascotia #explore #explorecanada #explorens #capebreton #novascotia #cabottrail #Margaree #margareeriver #cheticamp #capebretonhighlands #sup #standuppaddle #paddleboarding #paddle #paddlecanada #adventuresforthesoul #roadtrip #crosscanadapaddleroadtrip #canada #canad150 #coasttocoast150 #oldmasterspainting #salmon

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Oct. 7, 2017                 North Saanich, B.C.  Home sweet home!

Oct. 6, 2017                 Quilchena, B.C.

Oct. 5, 2017                 Canmore, B.C.

Oct. 4, 2017                 Canmore, B.C.

Oct. 3, 2017                 Canmore, B.C.

Oct. 2, 2017                 Medicine Hat, Alberta

Oct. 1, 2017                 Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Sept. 30, 2017             Regina, Saskatchewan

Sept. 29, 2017            Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sept. 28, 2017           Kenora, Ontario

Sept. 27, 2017           Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario

Sept. 26, 2017           Sudbury, Ontario

Sept. 25, 2017            Dundas, Ontario

Sept. 24, 2017           Dundas, Ontario                                                                                       Work, friends & family.

Sept. 23, 2017          Dundas, Ontario                                                                                              A lovely paddle along the Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto before joining John’s public school reunion.

Sept. 22, 2017          Dundas, Ontario                                                                                             Rest, laundry & catch up with family & friends. Picked up our ride for Stage 2: Dundas, ON to Victoria, B.C.  Just wait!

Sept. 21, 2017         Gatineau, Quebec to Dundas, Ontario                                                       Woke up to fresh air and serenity in Gatineau National Park. The warmest paddle of our trip on Lac Phillipe. Couldn’t resist a refreshing swim.

Sept. 20, 2017        Fredericton, New Brunswick to Gatineau, Quebec                          Paddled the St. John river in the morning. The drive was long, construction and detours longer.

Sept. 19, 2017        Charlottetown, PEI to Fredericton, New Brunswick                      Paddled the Brudenell River, rain & all. Off to New Brunswick, all too soon.

Sept. 18, 2017       Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia to Charlottetown, PEI                               The Caribou to Woods Island ferry took us to the rainy but iconic sights of Prince Edward Island, after first paddling the Waughs & French Rivers in Tatamagouche aptly named “meeting of the waters”.

Sept. 17, 2017        Margaree, Nova Scotia to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia                     Delicious breakfast at The Dancing Goat before heading to lovely Baddeck to search for the red chairs at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Onward to Tatamagouche, NS for a unique accommodation that was off the rails.

Sept. 16, 2017        North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Margaree, Nova Scotia                              Lucked into a cabin on the overnight ferry. The best nights’ sleep of the trip so far! Drove through familiar countryside of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to land in Margaree. A fabulous paddle with CB West SUP along the Margaree River.

Sept. 15, 2017        Norris Point, Newfoundland to Port aux Basse, Newfoundland                Set our paddle boards into the waters of Gros Morne National Park, from behind our Inn. John was duly baptized into the Newfoundland waters. Sad to have to head back to the ferry so soon. Read about our Gros Morne paddle here.

Sept. 14, 2017        Steadybrook, Newfoundland to Norris Point, Newfoundland                A few hours down the road to wonderful Norris Point through Gros Morne National Park to stay at the beautiful Neddies Harbour Inn including a delicious dinner at The Black Spruce. “Screeched in” in Rocky Harbour. Read about our Gros Morne paddle here.

Sept. 13, 2017        Port aux Basse, Newfoundland to Steady Brook Newfoundland Crawled off the overnight ferry, exhausted & almost immediately greeted by both a moose and a bald eagle. Settled in for a long nap at the lovely Marble Inn Resort in Steadybrook followed by a paddle in the Humber River, arranged by Joe Dicks of the Marble Inn Resort. Read about our Humber River paddle here.

Sept. 12, 2017       Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick to North Sydney, Nova Scotia              An early morning paddle on the Major Kollock Creek in Kouchibouguac National Park followed by a long drive to Cape Bretons’ North Sydney ferry terminal. Getting comfy in the reclining chairs on the overnight ferry to Newfoundland. 

Sept. 11, 2017      Percé, Quebec to Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick                                        We’ll buy anyone who can say “Kouchibouguac” a beer! An incredible meal at the Five Star Restaurant.

Sept. 10, 2017     Forillon National Park, Gaspé (Griffon), Quebec to Percé, Quebec  Beautiful hikes in Forillon and scenic views of Rocher Percé.

Sept. 9, 2017      Saint Simeon to Forillon National Park, Gaspé (Griffon), Quebec    Enjoyed a quaint breakfast on the ferry to Trois Rivieres before a stunning roller coaster drive of the Gaspé peninsula.

Sept. 8, 2017     Lac Bouchette, Quebec to Saint Simeon, Quebec                                               A visit to  Taddousac & a late afternoon paddle in the Saguenay-St. Laurent Marine Park with Minke whales. Ended the day in Saint Simeon to be ready for the next morning’s ferry to Trois Rivieres.

Sept. 7, 2017      Lac-Bouchette, Quebec                                                                                     Recovery day enjoying easy drives, local cuisine, and a hike of the grounds.

Sept. 6, 2017        Dundas, Ontario to Lac-Bouchette, Quebec                                                          On the road! A long haul  in the rain, ending in the bucolic setting of Ermitage Saint-Antoine, Lac-Bouchette, Quebec. The road was torture but the dinner was Tortierre 😉 

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