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Three years, 11,700 miles, one great kayak excursion

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Sea turtles, manatees, rivers and oceans, one Minnesota couple has seen it all during a three-year, 11,700-mile kayak excursion.

Dave and Amy Freeman of Grand Marais, Minn. set out on an educational journey in 2010 to teach 100,000 students across the country about the great outdoors. The pair will wrap up this tour on April 6 in Key West, and they've seen some incredible sights along the way.

Since their April 2010 exodus from Seattle, the couple's discoveries have been posted on the Wilderness Classroom blog, with sights from the West Coast, the Arctic Ocean, dogsledding through the Northwest Territories, and the Great Lakes.

The Freemans left Grand Portage last May, the Duluth News Tribune says, and voyaged across the Great Lakes and out to the East Coast. Now it's on to swamps and 1,000-pound sea life in south Florida.

However, northern Minnesota and Canada hold a certain draw for Amy Freeman, as she told the paper she is looking forward to returning at the end of the expedition. But once she's settled, she said she'll be ready for whatever adventure ensues.

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