Barry Clark, 83, and his wife Dolores had their eyes set on an adventure heading north on the Hudson River to get to Lake Champlain. But the trip wasn’t meant to be, Dolores passed away suddenly leaving Barry to journey alone.
Determined to keep a promise he made to his wife, and with her memory in tow, he set out on the 300-mile trip from New Jersey to Vermont in a boat named after his beloved wife.
Struggling to complete the trip Barry says stranger helped him along the way.
“A hot shower gave me some warmer clothes a blanket to sleep on and I had a safe night was warm and stayed health,” said Clark.
Rested and thankful for their kindness, he continued his trek northward thinking about Dolores the entire way.
He ended his journey by water in Addison Vermont, Tuesday.
He’s now headed by car to eagle camp in south hero, a special place to him and his wife with the dinghy to donate it to the camp.
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