The Bowdoin Outing Club encourages students to dream, organize and lead outdoor trips. This fellowship offers the financial support to shape the most creative and adventurous outdoor visions into real opportunities. The expedition should foster a spirit of adventure and encourage personal challenges and skill development and in the end, contribute to the growth of the Bowdoin Outing Club.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Packing, Rigging, and the trip to NY

Larissa here, safe and sound with the canoes in Southampton, NY, where they'll live for the next week or so.

We've been getting ready for the big adventure. t - 1 week. We packed out everything we'd need from the BOC - it felt great to pull out the paddling gear again, and managed to shove it all in my car. Granted all the seats were covered floor to ceiling, but we'll fit it all in (plus ourselves) somehow. Needless to say, we're definitely worried about space above anything else, but I feel like if you're more worried for the car trip than for the 132- mile paddle, you're in great shape. Well, I guess Mike always says that the most dangerous things that the BOC does is drive.

That was for sure the case today. It was POURING, which generally sucks when you're driving, but even more so, when you have three canoes tied to the top of your car. But nonetheless, the rigging held up BEAUTIFULLY - good work team!!

the boats on top of a car on top of a boat - the Cross Sound Ferry from CT-NY
despite his worries, Dad's stoked about the rigging and my upcoming adventure

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