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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. 

Our plan? 

- 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.

LITTLE-LOBSTER

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. 

ADDI

A notorious pirate, ready for battle in whatever form it may come. Bereft of manners, makes an awful lots of noise when she eats.

LITTLE-MISS-SHADOW

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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

THE ROUTE

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.

Behind-The-Scenes Pirates

10 yrs old. Rebellious with a good sense of humour. Don't let her sweet appeareance fool you. Autumn is a competent carpenter and handles a handsaw like an expert.

An antique little boy with a fearless soul. Nothing phases him, the world is one big playground. His passion for adventure is matched by his warmth as a friend and helpfulness as a tutor. 

Her main concern is ensuring everyone has plenty to eat at all times. She has a magic flap jack recipe that will help the little pirates complete    their Scottish journey.

AUTUMN

DOUG

RITA