Our self-portrait in front of the Blockhouse, an historic landmark in Fort Kent, Maine.
...but the blog is not.
Darrin successfully completed the Northern Forest Canoe Trail at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 1, when he pulled into shore along the St. John River in Fort Kent, Maine. He was still in one piece, and looking better than ever with a deep tan and slimmer physique. (If you're interested, he will happily explain that although he still has a belly, all of his "back fat" has melted away.) The two of us, plus Addie, had a great reunion and journey home as we weaved our way through New England over the next week. We are now settling in at home, and will soon fill in the rest of the blog from where we left off, PLUS add photos throughout! We thank the many friends who have been dedicated readers and we invite you to stay tuned as we complete the story!
Darrin L. Kimbler solo thru-paddled the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), an historic water trail through the forests of New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. His journey was completed over 50 days, from August 12 - October 1, 2007. The water trail was officially established in September 2006; and Darrin was one of the first fifteen people to complete a thru-paddle. For more information on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, see www.northernforestcanoetrail.org.
Darrin didn't spend much time behind a computer while en route, so I kept this third-person narrative f... full info