20- 30th August 2019
PIRATES OF THE CANAL IV
A Mother & Daughter pirate adventure
Build a canoe | Paddle the Great Glen Way | Hammock along the way
We believe the best things in life are old, loved and rescued. With a little help from our friend Doug, we
built a Canadian canoe out of scrap wood. Next, we're off on a wee adventure, unsupported, across Scotland.
- Paddle the Great Glen Way, twice (!) From Fort William to Inverness, have an ice-cream and paddle back again (120 miles in total.)
- Wild camp along the way. Sleep in hammocks near the water.
- On a windy day, an umbrella will serve as a sail to catch the wind and propel us forward.
Meet the Ferocious Pirates
11 yrs old. Her sharp wits allow her to learn quickly. Their adventures throw quite a bit more than a wrench her way but she always looks at the bright side.
A force to be reckoned with. Drawn into life on the high seas. Like a child, she has a fairly rose-tinted view of the world where everything is possible.
A notorious pirate, ready for battle in whatever form it may come. Bereft of manners, makes an awful lots of noise when she eats.
Watch: THE MAKING OF 'ICARUS'
" What tremendous consequences will come from these little pirates. -Addi and Athina are bold, ambitious and inspire"
Prof Manuel Barcia
Chair of Global History
University of Leeds
Fort William - Inverness - Fort William
120 Miles - 10 Days
NEW BLOG POST
The tale of Icarus
Seeking to escape exile from the island of Crete, Daedalus crafted two pairs of wings from feathers and wax. Before taking flight, Daedalus warned his son: 'Take care to fly halfway between the sun and the sea. If you fly too high, the sun’s heat will melt the wax that binds your wings. If you fly too low, the sea’s mist will dampen the feathers that give you lift.'
Icarus soared high, ecstatic with the ability to fly. Soon, the sun melted the wax that bonded his wings. He fell into the sea and drowned.
An ancient Greek tale, with the moral of the story still relevant today. We named our canoe 'Icarus' as a reminder to live life with ambition and balance, not greed nor fear. To not suppress risks but to use a wee of common sense.