On Thanksgiving Monday Wally, a local kayaker, undertook a late afternoon paddle across the Ottawa River to climb Mount Martin. Unfortunately, on the way back down he took a wrong turn and, due to falling darkness, was forced to spend a cold and uncomfortable night in the Quebec bush. The next morning, he made his way to the shore of the river somewhat upstream of Indian Point. On the way back to his kayak, he encountered a group of his friends and neighbours who were awaiting the arrival of the Quebec Provincial Police to begin a search. He was cold and somewhat chastened, but otherwise fine.