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    Video, into the Solitude

    This is a great video, actually two ! Long but it doesn't seem like it !

    Incredible !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al2gkkmSWF4


    https://youtu.be/n5UpDCXMLX8

    Enjoy !

    Jim
    Last edited by Jim Dodd; 12-25-2019, 11:35 PM.
    Keep your paddle wet, and your seat dry !

    #2
    Thanks for posting this, Jim. I saw it many years ago on PBS and always wanted to see it again.

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      #3
      Saw this many years ago. Made me want to paddle the Back River. But the trip was just a little too long for Kathleen and me. I liked the part where Perkins was trying to locate himself by finding a particular island. After searching for quite a while, he finally realized that he was actually already on the very same island he was looking for! I have experienced a similar situation out on the Barren Grounds, in my pre-gps days.

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        #4
        This was a first time for me, seeing this.
        It seemed like a very long trip ! I wonder what he ate ?
        Guessing he had to be resupplied somewhere along the two month trip !
        Jim
        Keep your paddle wet, and your seat dry !

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          #5
          Thanks for posting this, Jim. I read his book (about this trip) this winter. He talks about filming for a documentary and I wondered if it had ever come about. Now I know that it did. Will be fun to watch.

          Alan

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            #6
            This is a very strange coincidence. Just two days ago i was visiting a friend and he handed me 2 Dvds. They were these 2 videos. Even though i have the vhs tapes, i havent seen them in some time. Those are two great videos and were an inspiration for me to do more canoe trips. Thanks for sharing the links. I hope Robert is getting some compensation for these being on YouTube.

            I just looked and it seems this is his YouTube channel, so good for him.


            Mark

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              #7
              Thanks for sharing the link Jim, lots of things that hit home in it.

              I like the line "I tried to like Black Flies."

              Now I have to find his video, 'Home Waters'. His paddle of the CT River.

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                #8
                Thanks for posting this Jim. We were both lounging today, post Christmas downtime, and that was perfect video to throw up on the big tv.
                I sort of liked the look of it being shot on film, and occasionally hearing the gear sounds from the camera.
                Even the trailers at the end were entertaining.
                I know it's not the lightest gear, and it's a lot of stuff, but I use a canoe, so it's a lot like car camping, but without the other cars.

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                  #9
                  Thanks for sharing. Had heard about Perkins' films but had never seen any so we watched both over the last days and enjoyed them. Thanks again.

                  G.

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                    #10
                    Thanks for the post! I would like to re-visit his films. For some reason, I prefer his books. You may enjoy these too.

                    https://robertfperkins.com/books

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                      #11

                      I wonder if this canoe would be deemed suitable by our CT staff of experts for such a mixed bag of conditions...big following seas, broaching waves, .large rapids?

                      Not much debt, low profile.

                      But he did use a cover.

                      Interesting



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                        #12
                        Good point Robin, I wondered the same thing.

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                          #13
                          It has been a long time, but I recall from the books that Loon was a custom made stripper canoe completed to his specifications. There is a skirt in the photo above.

                          This will give me an excuse to reread the books.

                          Fitz

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Fitz View Post
                            It has been a long time, but I recall from the books that Loon was a custom made stripper canoe completed to his specifications.
                            Fitz
                            Yes, custom wood strip made by a boat building friend of his. . There wasn't much specific info about the boat in the book. I was hoping the video (which I haven't had time to watch yet) would talk more about it. If nothing else at least I'll get to see it.

                            Alan

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