Peter Macfarlane's 2018 Solo East-West Through-Paddle of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
in a Cedar-Strip Canoe by Otter Creek Smallcraft

NFCT's Map of Overall Route Peter & Sylva completing the NFCT

Slideshows etc.

Slideshow Presentation

As with my 2013 through-paddle, I have put together a live talk and slideshow presentation of this trip to offer to interested parties. It takes the audience through my planning process, some of the highs and lows, and many of the decisions made along the way, both good and bad. It lasts about an hour and I am very happy to entertain a 'Question & Answer' session afterwards.

If you are interested in hosting such a presentation, please contact me.

The first presentation was on 9 October, 2018 at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury, VT. This was recorded for Middlebury Community Television, and can be viewed online.

Future presentations are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, 21 February, 2019 for the Green Mountain Club at their base in Waterbury Center, VT.
  • Weekend 8-10 March, 2019 for the Wilderness Paddlers' Gathering at Fairlee, VT. Exact time yet to be scheduled.

Radio Interview

Walter Opuszynski, former NFCT Trail Director, conducted a telephone interview with me 4 months after I completed this trip for his radio programme, Recreation Radio, at WGDR (Goddard College, VT). Being very familiar with the trail and its challenges, his questions made me think. He has kindly given permission for the entire wide-ranging conversation, which lasts about 1 hour, to be posted here.

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