Monthly Archives: July 2014
Day #29-30 – Welcome Home!
The weather and the 5-day forecast did not change, the storm is still raging, but fortunately the airplane was still allowed to take off. Imre was finally able to leave Grayling, AK on Saturday morning. The plane was fully booked, … Continue reading
Day #28 – Grayling
Imre got a ride on the back seat of an ATV to get to the airport, that was 2 miles from the village. The man had already left when Imre learned that his flight was canceled because of the storm. … Continue reading
Day #27 – Grayling – 29 mi
Last night at around 8 pm (AK time) Imre started paddling. At 2:30 am he reached the next village, Grayling (pop. 200) and went to shore. As we saw him moving during the night, we were again reassured that what … Continue reading
Day #26 – At Alice Island – 0 mi
Whatever is preventing Imre from continuing his journey hasn’t resolved yet. He practically has not moved for three days in a row. As long as we receive OK messages every morning and every evening, we are not worried… at least … Continue reading
Day #25 – At Alice Island – 8 mi
After a whole day spent on the shores of an island, Imre started paddling at 12:30 AM. This is just about when the sun goes down in that area these days. He reached the next island at 4:30, an hour … Continue reading
Day #24 – Blackburn – 0 mi
Imre did not not get on water today, he stayed at the same island all day. We can imagine two kinds of reasons: Maybe one of his aches and pains (wrist/shoulder/elbow/back) are getting really bad and he decided to take … Continue reading
Day #23 – Blackburn – 44 mi
We don’t know anything special about Imre’s day, except that he stopped a few hours earlier than usual. We have no way to know why, all we know is that he is OK.
Day #22 – Quail Island – 49 mi
Imre stopped in Kaltag and again he spent about an hour and a half on the beach, without turning off his Spot device. This is a new “habit”, and we are wondering what the goal of these not-too-long but not-too-short stops might … Continue reading
Blind Judo Foundation – Why?
Why Judo? Judo is a great sport. The word means “gentle way” and that sounds strange as we are talking about a type of martial arts, but it’s true. There are no punches or kicks in judo, and your goal … Continue reading
Day #21 – Halfway Island – 63 mi
Imre has passed several points of interest today. Bishop Rock, which is a fish camp, then the village of Koyukuk. The Book warns about quick mud surrounding the island here where the Koyukuk river reaches the Yukon. One has to … Continue reading