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Meet the team: Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Cabby Tennis, Clay Tennis, Coulter Loft, John Pike and Caleb Estabrooks are taking on the Wampanoag Extreme Paddle Challenge.
“For me this adventure started as an Eagle Scout with Norwell’s Scout Troop 66 in Junior High-School. Then it was resurrected some 35 years later as a fundraiser for the NSRWA. If I add up all these paddling trips it’s well over 350 miles–that a lot of non-motorized water travel! The hardest part is probably the simple act of following one paddle stroke with the next, especially the 35 miles or more on the last day; but in a way, the harder it is the more fun it is, too. It’s simply amazing to me that we are in the middle of the South Shore and yet at times we don’t really know where we are. There is one swamp so dense that we occasionally drop a leaf in the water to see which way it flows so we know which way to push our canoes (to our waists)! We see lots of wildlife, snapping turtles, great blue herons, cormorants, owls, deer. By the end of day three we are scratched and tired, looking forward to a cold drink and our own beds. I’d say the best part is the camaraderie of people doing something without a specific purpose other than going from one point to the next. It’s true fellowship!” ~ Peter Kelly-Detwiler
The three-day, 72-mile trek takes the team thru an historic Native American water route that connects Massachusetts Bay and Narragansett Bay along the North River and the Taunton River.
Watch the team as it launches from the Driftway Conservation Area in Scituate on Saturday, June 1st at 7am.