Man, Dog and Esquif

Esquif Canoes

Thanks to The Newfoundland Explorer aka Justin Barbour for sharing his journey across the Labrador Peninsula.

x lab red river climb Dragging up the rocky Red Wine River with Saku keeping watch

From July to October 2018, I attempted a 1700 kilometer journey across the Labrador Peninsula. With my Cape Shore water dog Saku by one side, and my Esquif 15’ Prospector canoe on the other, it would be up and down rivers, through the bush and barrens and across very big lakes.

x lab lowa #2 Sliding the half loaded canoe down a steep esker on a portage around Red Wine River waterfalls. FYI – Esker – a long ridge of gravel and other sediment, typically having a winding course, deposited by melt water from a retreating glacier or ice sheet.

I’ve been on adventures for as long as I can remember. But in more recent history I have been pushing things a little further, fixated on the natural…

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