Stewiake Paddle 2001

Rocket Ronnie, Airborne and Popeye paddled approximately 30 KLMS of the Stewiacke River on Sunday 6 May 2001.

The Rocket lived up to his name in his 17 foot sea kayak and the other two did the distance in white water boats (bad decision), water was high but flat, fast in places and like a calm lake in others. Little to no white water, but lots of wild life, deer, eagles, ducks, geese and pot smokers. The River switched back and forth considerably between Middle Stewiacke and Stewiacke East and in fact we were on the same farm property for 45 minutes looking at the same house in the distance.

The trip from Upper Stewiacke to Middle Stewiacke was with friends of the Rocket from his cycling club and the vegetarian, tree hugger, oatmeal group from Halifax County (they were fine people and shared their lunches and stuff with we not so prepared and going twice as far as they were). Total time was approximately 5 hours and to be honest this would be a wonderful overnite adventure for non A types( who must do more and more in less and less time.)

Had great beef soup in the Upper Stewiacke Diner and we all headed our separate ways, making a promise to do an adventure a month until November. We certainly saw all sides of the river in the white water boats and if Ron paddled 30 klms, Airborne and Popeye paddled 40. Clear warm day on the North Shore and training is great.