Thanks for your reply; it certainly paints a very different picture from the one I got reading the fundraising info. Solo ups the ante considerably, as does cold water, but that's your call, and it's my hope that you give it all the consideration that it's due. On Superior, Robert Weitzel's inability to self-rescue proved fatal.
Sea kayaking has been my anchor during the roughest period in my life, and I hope it serves you equally well. On the higher end of the skill scale, we're a small but plucky tribe, and I, too, have been really moved by the number of mates who took the time to throw me a line when I was foundering.
I wish you a speedy recovery from your injury and success in your endeavor to raise funds. In my view, the only important connection is what it means to you, and what it will mean to the people with whom you connect in Africa.
Edited by ShiverMeTimbers (08/31/12 08:39 AM)