Great idea, Phil. Hopefully it can be held in Essex, but I'll leave that up to you. A donation sounds like a good idea as well, considering some members were planning on doing the paddle around Manhattan for the same cause. Too bad about Marcus and Biff stopping the circumnavigation. Even though it's summer down there, those winds are brutal and cold.
This might be a good time to consider making a donation to MITA also. Many members paddle up in Maine, so they can appreciate what a donation can do for the trail. Unless monies are earmarked for something else, why not?
: For those of you that have not been monitoring the blog for the Tierra del
: Fuego Circumnavigation Expedition, Marcus and Biff have halted their
: attempt due to a number of complicating factors including 60 mph
: headwinds. They will back in New York city soon and perhaps ConnYak can
: invite them to give a presentation on the experience.
: One goal of the expedition was to raise funds for the Achilles Athletes,
: perhaps ConnYak can make a donation to this cause.
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