This was the inaugural year for the Muskoka River X, the longest single day expedition paddling race. It took place last weekend, starting and ending in Huntsville, but winding its way over 130 km. of waterways and 22 portages.
The first portage brought the paddlers into Lake of Bays -- at South Portage. They followed Lake of Bays down to Baysville before portaging around the dam and heading down the Muskoka River.
It started early, in mist. It finished very late, in fog and dark of night.
It featured solo canoe, solo kayak, double canoes and even Stand Up Boards.
And it was won by Dean Brown and Bob Vincent, who scorched around setting a record for the following teams to aim for, 14 hours and 12 minutes. Did we mention Bob is 71? Way to paddle!
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