Video by David Jackson

On October 31, Mike Ranta, 42, finished his 4,750-mile journey near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. He is now crafting the world’s largest canoe paddle while applying to the Guinness Book of World Records for the official title of “longest solo canoe trip in a single season.” Read Ranta’s thoughts upon completing the seven-month voyage from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, and read David Jackson‘s full portrait story from this chance Tim Hortons rendezvous with Ranta upstream of Ottawa.