Eat, sleep, paddle, pick up litter and repeat
Jo Moseley is paddle boarding 162 miles on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal along the Desmond Family Canoe Trail.
All sorts of ideas and dreams came together to create #PaddleboardTheNorth. Jo wanted to do something during her summer holidays that made a difference to the problems of plastic pollution.
She’d learnt that 80% of the plastic pollution found on the beaches comes from inland sources, with 14 million pieces of plastic in our canals and waterways. Jo also wanted to have an adventure close to home that would be unique and allow me to explore new places.
Jo said: “I love paddle boarding and know how much the water helps my wellbeing, physical, mental and emotional. I’ve been doing a 2 Minute Beach Clean or litter pick every day for over 18 months now and know how much I enjoy it, so doing something on a bigger scale sounded great fun.So, looking at all these things together, paddle boarding (almost) coast to coast along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Aire & Calder Navigation and doing my daily litter pick seemed like a fab idea and ticked all the boxes.”
Jo is expecting to reach her final destination of Goole on Tuesday 6 August.