Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Paddler


Russell Henry is the son of Brian Henry, owner of Ocean River Sports beside Capital Iron. Brian and his business are well known in the local kayaking community. His sons – Russell and Graham – were fellow Cubs and Beavers with our sons. We had lost touch with them until a recent news article in our local paper highlighted their amazing South America to Florida paddling trip last fall.

I remembered them as two small, slender boys of 10 or so. I was shocked to see them as full grown men. I could have passed them in the street without recognizing them. Memory is a funny thing… in our minds people always remain frozen in age based on the last time we saw them.

As of this date, Russell is on a solo trip paddle around Vancouver Island trying to beat the current record time of about 15 days and 11 hours.


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