Canoe Project Launches

Mon, Apr 16, 2012

Canoe Project




Photo by Terence Cantarella

“I’m just climbing down some rocks and trying to get in the water. It could get ugly.”

WLRN contributor Terence Cantarella launched the Canoe Project at 11 a.m. this morning.

“We’re at Baywood Park, at Biscayne Bay and Northeast 72nd Street,” he says. “It’s a quiet little park. There’s really nobody here. It’s a little tricky getting into the water though, because there’s a seawall here, and there’s some jagged little rocks that I’m gonna have to climb down.”

Terence will spend the next four days traveling the canals of Miami-Dade County.

WLRN’s Danny Rivero and Dan Grech were there to see him off.

“It’s funny,” Danny says. “As soon as the boat hit the water, the sun came out.”

“That’s actually true,” Dan recalls. “It’s much warmer and much less windy than it was even five minutes ago.”

“Yeah look at the sea, actually,” Danny says. “It’s getting calm. Symbolic.”

He laughs, “I’m trying to be poetic.”

Dan eventually signs Terence off saying, “Godspeed, Terence. We’ll be following along.”

Be sure to follow the Canoe Project on Twitter or here on the site as we chronicle Terence’s journey.



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2 Responses to “Canoe Project Launches”

  1. Stephen Backs says:

    An amazing story! I’d love to see him do the same in Broward. Maybe this will spawn a bit of eco-tourism. Good luck on your journeys!

  2. trina says:

    Stephen,

    This project is our first experiment but we would love to do other outdoor adventure projects throughout South Florida. Stay tuned!



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