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    My other half bought me a 1961 copy of this book by Siguard f olson at paddle 08.
    She wont tell me how much it cost but that usuall means i realy dont want to know.
    A realy first class read,she is always on the lookout for little treasures and stuffed inside was a newspaper article/review on the book from 1962.
    Again get hold of a copy its a superb story of a 350 mile trip in canada but with all the camping/cooking bits aswell.
    Soloman.
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    Ha! I nearly bought that book, but couldn't quite persuade myself to prise my wallet open.

    And I won't tell you how much it cost either .

    Sounds like a good read, glad another stop'er got it. Good find on the newspaper article too.
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    It is a great read.

    It is also encouraging that Sig and his fellow voyageurs made such an intrepid trip when they were all in their fifties.

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    It is also encouraging that Sig and his fellow voyageurs made such an intrepid trip when they were all in their fifties.
    We met some guys this summer who had just finished a trip down the Bonnet Plume in flood. I think that three of them were above 70 and one of them had done some portaging with a broken foot.
    Here they are at Taco Bar.


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    Its a good read alright. I read it years ago before I was interested in canoeing but loved the wilds of Canada.
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