The Trip

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.New Trip 1

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

Avon                                                    20-Oct

London                                               1 Nov

Dover                                                  4 Nov

Callais                                                 5-Nov

Le Havre                                             15-Nov

Paris                                                     28-Nov

COP-21 Climate Summit is 30 Nov.

Hoping to pick up time in upper Ohio or any time river levels drop