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Wetlander's Pick of the PostsPaddling the peninsula, a journey through time

By Tom Horton – delmarvanow – November 27, 2015
I once read in a canoe magazine of a famously difficult passage in New England across 50 miles of open water. Most modern paddlers who tried it failed; yet Native Americans had done it routinely. Most likely, it was neither skill nor endurance we moderns lacked. It was time we were short of. Less obliged to clocks and back-to-work deadlines, “primitive” paddlers just hung out, hunted and told stories until conditions were ideal for crossing. For full opinion, click here.

 

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