Jan 25, 2017
I think that Mike Ranta’s epic journey across Canada by canoe this year was as good as it gets, and I think you should take the torch and feature his journey in CY. Following the voyageur routes connected by portages, he was raising awareness and appreciation for Canadian veterans. This was the third and longest x-Canada paddle for him. He is a one-of-a-kind person who thinks nothing of his accomplishments. He took a pass on a Guinness world record because they wanted rights to his diaries – apparently an online GPS tracker, facebook, twitter and instragram posts followed by thousands all summer wasn’t enough! He is working on a book, and someone else has made a documentary that should be ready soon. www.mikeranta.ca
I am puzzled why Canadian media (except for a few local TV news items) has not featured him, although recently he says someone cancelled interviews after confusing him with a Mika Ranta (who’s the polar opposite to Mike). Makes you wonder what kind of journalist would make that mistake.
Boating in Canada www.boatingincanada.com
So, do you think a good canoe tale is right for CY Onboard? Let us know!
As always we welcome your input on any boating topic, rant, rave or praise. We promise to read them all at CYonboard@kerrwil.com.