At the Steps we flooded and I took my first swim in 7 years which after swimming and towing the canoe the side we got in just above the Chute (250m of swimming) We got the boat out but the wooden gunnels were smashed up hull cracked in three places seats which were rotted were now broken completely.
we were having a lovely paddle along the river, watching Caribou running by... until we took the meaty line down the rapids, got swamped... Its done man, lets go! As I float out of the canoe I turn to see Chris still in the back with just his head above the water trying to paddle " I will go down with this boat". I was laughing all the way down the rapid and when I saw the state of the canoe what could I do but laugh???
We portaged the Chute and managed to paddle our broken canoe 5km back home... a few pictures of the trip
Well we haven't been deported and the bosses actually found it hilarious and Joy showed us a picture of her and Paul using the same canoe to paddle away on their wedding day that made us feel bad until they gave us more rum...