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.

Other presentations have inlcuded:

Currently there are no future presentations scheduled, but I am always looking for opportunities to share this story.

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.

Podcast Interview

Andrew Brechko, the paddler I met while crossing Umbagog Lake, contacted me early in 2019. He publishes a podcast, Cabin & Cottage, featuring interviews with people who are leading creative or otherwise fascinating lives. We had a phone conversation, about 30 minutes, which included sharing thoughts on our NFCT journeys, and a focus on my canoe building. The original link has ceased to work, so is removed here. Search for "Cabin and Cottage Pocast" to find various outlets.

Press articles

Abagael Giles of Vermont Sports magazine interviewed me in the spring of 2019, and her article, which covers both of my NFCT through-paddles as well as my canoe-building, appeared in the July 2019 edition. The same story was serialised in the Addison Independent in two installments: Part 1 and Part 2

In the latter part of 2018 I submitted an account of this through-paddle to Small Boats Monthly magazine, an online offshoot of Wooden Boat magazine. After much back and forth regarding pictures and edits, the article now appears in the August 2019 issue.

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