Erik is keeping a journal and whenever it is possible he will either call and dictate his writing over the phone to us, or will stop somewhere where he can go online himself and post. People are asking what we’ve heard from Erik. We did hear today that it has been rather slow going so far and that he expects to be able to post his journal soon .
Meanwhile, here are a few short, non-edited videos of the day he left. The first is of Erik explaining his packing strategy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDHxlrIJas
Before he left, he carefully repitched his canoe. In this video he explains what he is doing to the canoe, and why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-tAlkIOj1Q
When all was ready, he packed his gear–and Kitigan!–into the canoe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTpZhf_10sk
And then, with a very full canoe, he carefully squeezed himself into a very small remaining space in the canoe and headed down Lake Superior. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJs8DpCkwp0