One week in and all the talk is about Jzimmee and Nathan,
Their stream of photos and list of exploits make a hearty compilation;
But they fail to recognise who is the main protagonist,
Starting below the shoulder and ending before the wrist,
It is Claude. Claude is the real hero,
Without his sun-burnt efforts these boys would be at point zero.
Unlike twin Raymonde, Claude cannot write,
But he plies his paddle all day long and does not care for being on the right.
Claude has grown more than anyone on this trip,
With veins poking out he is unsure that old sleeves will fit.
So next time you peruse the canoeing the continent expedition,
Spare a moment for the big gun on this continent crossing mission.
Please send any fan mail for Claude to:
Nathan's left bicep,