2017 GREEK PELOPONNESE JOURNEY

Here are simply eight photos of this trip. There are two thousand more and ten hours of video and from these I must choose the best to put here. I will also write a story to accompany these. Obviously this is going to take a very long time because it is not the only thing that I am doing in my life. One thing I am doing is to continue my search for land for ICAN. You can help too by letting me know if you spot any land for sale in the South Devon area.


Unseasonably high winds for three months created dangerously big waves too often.

A large uninhabited island near Methonie.

I paddled from that distant cloud in the background and back in four hours to try and beat the wind.

After high seas a tranquil bay at last 

A postcard arial view of the bay in the next picture.

When I visited this bay near Pylos in 1986 my canoe was the only thing on the beach. Now many people have discovered it.

A thirty metre arch on the massive three km rock of Sphacteria. This was my fourth attempt to get there having been forced back by strong winds three times.

This beach in various forms is about one hundred miles long and mostly backed by forests and trees with very few roads. This photo is near Koligria.

 


HERE FOLLOWS PART OF AN EARLY LETTER FROM WWF AND AN EARLY PAPER CUTTING CONCERNING THE SEALS, ALSO LATEST PAPER CUTTINGS

 



 

HERE FOLLOWS A TEDIOUS RECORD OF MY HITHERTO FAILED ATTEMPTS TO DO THIS YEARS PLANNED CANOE VENTURE. 


PROPOSED SEA MARATHON FOR I.C.A.N.Please could you sponsor or film this?

2015 - 2016 

£250 reward to help find land for I.C.A.N.  Details follow here.

 

September 2016

Last April I was within four days of setting off on my latest attempt to repeat my 1986 marathon Greek canoe journey when I developed Torticollis. Basically this is a paralysed neck but in fact very much more. If you look up a website about Torticollis you can find out exactly what it is. I could hardly walk across the road or sleep. It was probably due to a whiplash car crash. So therefore I had to cancel the trip for the seventh successive year. I do not intend to give up and hope to try again in 2017 to promote I.C.A.N. I will keep you posted.

 

Local BBC tv featured me preparing for my Greek journey. Totnes, April 2015.

I.C.A.N display in the background.

December 2015 - told BBC I would contact them about latest details when they happen.

Canoe in Totnes in October 2015. I'm not young but trying to keep fit for my seemingly eternally delayed attempt to repeat my 1986 canoe journey, this time to promote I.C.A.N.

VW T4 van purchased especially to drive to Greece, two canoes on top. I am humiliating myself by repeatedly failing to do this venture despite tremendous efforts. Therefore I'll say no more until it is done. Hopefully 2016.

"THUMBS UP" for a successful future.

Please help find our land that is what this is all about. You could be the one to win 250. Also support the canoe venture, see the following newspaper cutting.

 

TOTNES TIMES 13th October 2015

£250 Reward

Some of the facts are a bit muddled here with more talk about martial arts and my canoe than about our supporters and camp activities. I can't dictate what papers choose to print, I did my best.

250 to anybody if we buy land as a result of them telling us about it because this search has gone on for too long, it has become ridiculous. Please can you help?  We need land which has at least a small flat area with access to water in some way. No electric pylons or public footpaths over it. Reasonable vehicle access. Not on a flood plain. Preferably not next to a habitation as the occupants may be disturbed and object to our activities.

The land should be agricultural, not building land in the South Devon area between Exeter and Dartmouth. Preferably in the Newton Abbot, Totnes, Dartmouth triangle.  East Devon near Sidmouth could also be considered.  Some flexibility could be shown in any of the above as this land for I.C.A.N. must be purchased soon. Good luck and thank you.   Friar.

 

 

 My Godson Ewan and family.

After only one warm day the weather became so cold my hands could hardly hold the paddles and the wind so cold it gave me earache. 

 

 

 

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