We did it! Last Friday on Sep 4th I successfully paddled to and from the Isles of Shoals and because of your generosity, we raised over $3,000 to bring clean water to communities around the world. Chartiy Water currently has a campaign to set up long-term clean water solutions for 20,000 people in Mali in Northern Africa. I believe a good chunk, if not all, of the funds we raised will be going to that effort. I am so proud of my family, friends, and everyone who donated to come together and contribute to such an amazing cause. I cannot show enough appreciation.
As for the paddle we scored bluebird skies and the sea conditions were tame enough for a long offshore paddle. All in all I paddled 14.2 miles in 3:31. It was relatively calm until the last 3 miles when a stiff headwind blew up but I muscled through it (thinking of all of you certainly helped!). Also, those islands are some of my favorite on earth. Its just so tranquil and beautiful out there - I urge you all to check them out sometime. Here's a link to my Instagram account where you can see some pics of the paddle.
Huge ups to my neighbors Rob, Glen and Mike who spotted me in their boat. I felt much safer with them following me and it was great to share the experience with some friends.
Thanks again to everyone. Cheers!
Nice work G!
Well done Gary
Incredible job, Gary!!
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