Expedition Flashback September, 2014
The sun set behind us as we sailed East across Georgian Bay. We were in the middle of a 100 day, 2,000 mile journey from the Boundary Waters to Washington D.C. to help protect the Boundary Waters from a series of sulfide ore mines being proposed on the edge of the Nation’s most popular wilderness area. We had been canoeing and sailing for about a month and fall was in the air. The nights were starting to get cooler, and the leaves were bursting with color.
We had been sailing along with a brisk tailwind for much of the day, but as the sun set the wind slowly died. An hour later we would be anchored in a protected cove, cooking dinner and preparing for bed.