Have a Wheelchair, Will Travel

Anne Holmblad of Chelsea, Vermont has used a wheelchair for all her life, but that didn’t stop her from joining a religious boat trip around the Thousand Islands area of South Florida. “In a canoe I’m as mobile as everyone else,” she says. “I’m able to touch my environment in a way I rarely can. The highlight was sneaking into narrow inlets, pulling myself through the mangroves, never knowing if I’d get stuck.”