Lessons From The Trail Episode 12 Completing The Journey

Lessons From The Trail Episode 12 Completing The Journey

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The sun broke the distant horizon as we paddled hard into headwinds, the trip throwing one last challenge at us before we arrived in Hopedale on Day 33.

The Northern Ranger arrives in Hopedale.  This is one of two ferries that service the labrador coast. Photo: Jim Baird
The Northern Ranger arrives in Hopedale. This is one of two ferries that service the labrador coast. Photo: Jim Baird

Finally there, we climbed our of our canoes and Marty pulled a piece of moldy pita our of his pocket for a snack; it was the last piece of food we had. Ted asked him for a bite, and then threw the pita in the ocean. Marty had forgot he didn’t need to be eating moldy pita any more. We all had a laugh and went into town for bacon and eggs.

Ted does the eagle while aboard the Northern Ranger. Photo: Jim Baird
Ted does the eagle while aboard the Northern Ranger. Photo: Jim Baird

We’d rushed to make our ferry, but it turned out, the ferry was actually heading north to Nain, as opposed to south to Goose Bay like we’d thought. We had the choice to either wait for the ferry to return to Hopedale in two days time, or sail the coast. We chose the latter, and visited every community on the northern Labrador coast while enjoying the breath taking scenery along the way. They even let me drive the ferry! One last adventure before our trip came to a bitter sweet end.

The rugged and barren mountains of the Labrador coast. Photo: Jim Baird
The rugged and barren mountains of the Labrador coast. Photo: Jim Baird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.