After years of planning,
training, building sleds and web sites we are on the verge of heading North!!!
leaving Grand Marais within few hours and will drive north towards Thunder Bay Ontario,
Canada. We cross the Canadian border at Pigeon river, a very historic place from the old fur
trade route days. Look up more at Grand Portage
Natl Park. Our destination today is Winnipeg. Here we are invited
to a native American ceremony for the dogs .
From Winnipeg we will continue north to
Gillam, a small little town at the end of the road. Then we unload
everything in to a cargo train for the last way up to Churchill - our
starting point. The distance from Thunder Bay to Churchill is approx.
miles. How many km is that?
Before we could actually begin driving towards
Churchill we had several hours of loading to do first. Though we have
dogfood flown out ahead of us al ready ( we have 4 resuplies along the way)
we are still bring loads of "stuff". Here is a small list of the things we had to pack and load
for 2 people and 20 dogs :