Created: 11/01/2012 5:51 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen
A pair of sea-kayakers from northern Minnesota has narrowly escaped the brunt of Superstorm Sandy.
Dave and Amy Freeman were scheduled to give a presentation Saturday night about their expedition at a kayak shop in Waretown, N.J. With Sandy approaching the East Coast, a state of emergency was declared, but the Freemans' presentation went on as scheduled.
Soon after, the Grand Marais couple was evacuated to higher ground along with their hosts, the kayak shop's owners. The Freemans had to leave their kayaks behind, lashed to the porch. But luckily the kayaks were not swept away.
The Duluth News Tribune reports the Freemans are deciding when to resume paddling. The couple is on the final leg of their 11,700-mile North American Odyssey expedition that began in April 2010.
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