We made it!
On Friday, August 21, 2009 we paddled the last few miles into Glacier Bay, Alaska, ending a enormous 111 day and 1,200 mile journey! The trip was an extraordinary physical accomplishment for both of us and was replete with unique experiences both good and bad. We’ve spent the last few two weeks in transit from Alaska to visit with family in Pennsylvania and are now decompressing from the trip and working on reintegration into “civilization”.
We took approximately 3,600 photos and a gigabyte of videos, of which we’ve posted about 330. We’ll be doing slideshows, dates and locations to be announced. It will take us some time to sort through the thousands of emails and piles of mail we “missed” while we were paddling, so please excuse any delay in communication over the next few weeks.
Finally, thank you to all the people who made this trip possible and kept us going along the way. Our sponsors, our friends, our families, the post offices who held our packages, the kind folks who filled our water bottles, shared their dinners, or even opened their homes and cars and land to us along the way; we appreciated every gesture. We are looking forward to paying it forward.