Join Date: Aug 2007
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Well I got the charity fundraiser started. The end of October is the Recognition week for EB in the US and I thought I could start the Expedition at the Beginning of the Month and try to finish in time. Can U guys give me the heads up on the weather and water conditons I should expect during October. I have a pretty good idea what to expect but I want to get more intel from U guys that see it year round. I'm going to be doing a 500mile round trip that will probly take me about 25 days depending on weather.
I'm working on getting some celebrity support because people like Courney Cox, Brad Pitt and Adam Sandler support the EBMRF. I'm going to start a facebook page to get the word out and hopefully get donations. I'm starting to get the direction I need to go in just need to get the momentum going. This cause is something important to me because I and majority of my family suffer from a mild case. This is still very painfull and life changing form of this disease that affects our hands and feet instead of our whole body. I'm going to be reminded of this everyday of the trip because my hands will always be on the paddle and it takes 1000 paddle strokes to paddle a mile.
Thank You for your help!!!
Here is some info on wind direction and speed as well as some average temp. and precipitation stats: Windfinder
Averages for Fall Months: October, November (Barrie Ontario – South East of where you want to go, so I would imagine the weather conditions to be more extreme on the Bay):
Average Temperature: 13.2 C, 6.1 C (55.76 F, 42.98 F)
Average Rainfall: 74.3 mm, 62.1 mm (2.925”, 2.44”)
Average Snowfall: 2.5 cm, 20.6 cm (0.98”, 8.11”)
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman