An epic journey by wheeled kayak to connect chaotic climate events that together are outside previous experience. Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, Eastern USA Freeze, Canberra firestorms, UK flooding, French doughts.
Start Canberra 15th January 2015, Sydney Opera House 31st January 2015. Gulf of Mexico 1st March, up Mississippi flooding March to May, Ohio to Pittsburgh, New York in September, across the UK, through London, English Channel and the up the Seine to Paris for the Climate Talks 30th November 2015
“I must be able to look my grandkids in the eye and say that I tried my best”. This is Steve’s motivation for his most ambitious trip yet. At 62 he reckons he has one big trip left in him.
Some approximate trip dates:
Gulf of Mexico 3-Mar Done
New Orleans 5-Mar Done (start Mississippi)
Baton Rouge 14,15-Mar Done
Vicksburg 1-5 Apr Done (Struggling, river up 43ft)
Memphis 10-11 Apr (Done, river dropped a bit)
Cairo 1 May (Start Ohio)
Cincinnati 19-21 June
Wheeling 15 July
Pittsburg 23-26 July
New York 15 September
Transfer kayak to UK to 15 October
London 1 Nov
Dover 4 Nov
Le Havre 15-Nov
COP-21 Climate Summit is 30 Nov.
Hoping to pick up time in upper Ohio or any time river levels drop