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PostPosted: April 4th, 2016, 7:53 am 
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Well he almost made it all the way last time.
Maybe Lake Superior won't eat up so much of his time this time and we won't have the early winter weather that we had.
Got to meet him on Superior on his last trip, yes he was windbound.
So it will be fun to watch.
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PostPosted: April 25th, 2016, 12:51 pm 
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PostPosted: May 7th, 2016, 8:28 am 
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Interesting dilemma has happened to Mike.
His spot device crapped out and he was told to fill out a warranty card when he called for tech support..... :-?

Makes you make sure that you have another plan and not to depend completely on technology.

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PostPosted: May 13th, 2016, 12:32 pm 
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Yeah, I saw that this morning. The comments are interesting though, lots of endorsement for InReach while SPOT was getting skewered (among those that I read).

Mike's made it to Medicine Hat - he's almost at Saskatchewan!

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PostPosted: May 17th, 2016, 8:58 am 
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In the end he got this SPOT replaced pretty quickly, so even as an InReach user I can give SPOT credit that the warranty card wasn't a blocker. ;-)

Looks like he's making better progress now that he's over the mountains.

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PostPosted: May 17th, 2016, 11:21 am 
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Almost to Lake Diefenbaker and it's a bit breezy here on the prairies (wind gusts to 57 kph at Sask Landing). The lake will definitely be a place that could have some challenging wind. Prairie winds will funnel along the river valley. http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/wea ... an-landing
According to a post on fb he's planning on switching to night paddling to avoid the winds & heat.

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PostPosted: August 7th, 2016, 3:42 pm 
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Mike does not have kind words for SPOT now on his third. Seems they made him buy anew each time
Met him on the water at Rhyolite Cove LSPP. Last Mon. No doubt he was wind bound a couple days in Montreal Harbor
We may run up to Cape Breton to see him finish


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PostPosted: August 15th, 2016, 5:51 pm 
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Pics from our visit on Lake Superior. Mikes dog Spitzi ran off outside of Thunder Bay due to being scared by wolves
He did not know exactly where he is.. He had a solar panel and a computer and GPS but went day by day. Said if he arrived at something crucial he would know.

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clearly a Superior dog.

I dig Mikes Hat!


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