Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kayaking in the News

It's not everyday that the CBC has two, count 'em, two kayaking stories on its web site, but today is our lucky day.
First, Diane Heche, a 57-year old woman from Yellowknife, has had to end her solo kayak expedition from Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., to Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. She began her trek in mid-June, but her kayak became damaged after paddling through bad weather and snow, and she ended her paddle in Paulatuk, about halfway through her planned journey. You can listen to an interview with Diane about the end of her trip here.
In other news, the CBC reports that about a dozen kayakers racing in the Chaudière-Appalache region near Frotenac Park in Québec were rescued this morning after gusts of wind capsized their boats while taking part in a competition. Some kayakers were able to make it to shore, while others had to be rescued by helicopter. No major injuries were reported, but some of the kayakers were treated for hypothermia.

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