Friday, June 5, 2009

And off she is!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Iceland 2009

Today, June 5th, 2009 Margaret left NYC for Reykjavik, Iceland to attempt a solo circumnavigation of Iceland by sea kayak.

If successful, she will be the 2nd solo paddler ever, and only the 5th expedition overall, to successfully circumnavigate Iceland.

After shopping for food in Reykjavik on Saturday, where members of the local kayak club will assist her in getting ready, Margaret will face the biggest challenge of the trip right at the start of her trip: How to get all the food, her 7 books and camping gear in the 3 hatches of her NDK Explorer.

Margaret will update this blog propably every week to 10 days, pending internet access (and motivation to look for one!), stay tuned, and please leave lots of messages for her under "Comments" below.


  1. We're so excited for your adventure. Have a great trip! Rachel & Morry

  2. hoping the boat-packing is the hardest part of the trip, as marcus suggests. those must be 7 REALLY good books if margaret's devoting food space to them . . .
    keep in touch!!! xxoo N

  3. Iceland is breathtaking this time of year, the only season I've seen it—in the 1970s, before I found paddling. My mind flips when it puts together the beauty of the place with the joy of kayaking! What an original and creative mind you have to think of this. And what guts to go for it! Wishing you a great adventure and a safe return. –John Thornton

  4. Safe, wondrous paddling to you.

    (Downtown Boathouse)