An epic journey by wheeled kayak to connect chaotic climate events that together are outside previous experience. Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, Eastern USA Freeze, Canberra firestorms, UK flooding, French droughts.
Start Canberra 15th January 2015, Sydney Opera House 31st January 2015. Gulf of Mexico 1st March, up Mississippi in flood, 22nd April across to USA East Coast, New York end June, across the UK, through London, English Channel and the up the Seine to Paris before the Climate Talks 30th November 2015
“I must be able to look my grandkids in the eye and say that I tried my best”. This is Steve’s motivation for his most ambitious trip yet. At 62 he reckons he has one big trip left in him.
Some approximate trip dates:
Canberra 15th Jan Done
Sydney Opera House 31st Jan Done
Gulf of Mexico 3-Mar Done
New Orleans 5-Mar Done (start Mississippi)
Baton Rouge 14,15-Mar Done
Vicksburg 1-5 Apr Done (Struggled, river up 43ft)
Memphis 10-11 Apr (Done, more struggles)
Nashville 22nd April (Done, bike)
Asheville 28-Apr (Done, bike)
Greenville 8-May (Done, bike)
Virginia Beach 21 May (Done)
Chesapeake Bay 9 June (Done)
Delaware River 13 June ( Done)
Statue of Liberty 17 June (Done)
New York 21 June (Done, trip odometer 3,930km)
New York – Southampton Queen Mary 2 14- 22 July
Avon River – Portishead 6 August
Le Havre Sept
Paris Early Oct
COP-21 Climate Summit is 30 Nov.