Canoes have been used on long journeys, well I guess for as long as canoes have been around! They're carried or transported by whatever means possible where the water runs out or is unsafe to paddle.
Cyclists have towed all sorts of things, from boats to caravans! My aim is to be unsupported on the tour, with all of my kit on-board for camping and cooking, however...........
I'm not going to turn down the offer of a hot meal, a shower and a bed, so please take pity on a middle aged man who may need some home comforts from time to time.
I'm also very open to people turning up with tea/coffee and cake as I'm rather partial to morning coffee and afternoon tea! Indeed, I hardly function without it!