Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why Don Starkell was the worlds toughest paddler by Chris Forde

Rating: ***
     Don Starkell is a man who has paddled the equivalent of  7 times around the world. His house is a museum filled with things like gold ingots from sunken ships off exotic coasts, ancient paddles from the Yanomami tribe of the amazon, and an ecolectic collection of antique apothicary bottles which he found in the murky banks of Winnipeg's Red River.
     He is best known for his record setting 12000 mile journey with his sons from their home in Winnipeg to Baleem, Brazil.
     Like a shark that must keep moving in order to survive, he kept paddleing through whatever nature threw at him without him second guessing what he loves to do. Unfortunatly, Don died at the age of 79 due to cancer, but his memory won't be forgotten.   

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