I recently found this article on WBEZ 91.5 about a man who, despite all the usage of the St Lawrence River, a discovered and existing space for both wildlife and adventure. If I may get on my soap box for a moment. It is extraordinarily interesting that nature almost always finds a way to adapt to what we call man made problems. Even though we who more or less have dominion over all of creation create problems creation is still set to adapt as it's creator has designed it.
So back to the adventure of the man kayaking the St. Lawrence River. Riding downstream sounds enjoyable while observing the local flora and fauna, however, paddling back upstream is not for me. This unnamed man did both.