I am tired out just reading this........regardless, that was one unique adventure!
It was interesting! Honestly, those women were even slower than we were with Heidi and Becky. At ;east we were going in the right direction. They had Angus nudging them along and scratching arrows in the dirt for them on the portages for the first half, but the 2nd half they did a fair few extra kms of paddling, in the wrong direction and never did get to the end of the paddle section. It was a beautiful area to get lost in a canoe though.
I was worried about them. It was tough to watch.