I had the extraordinary opportunity to help conceptualize and lead a video project for BC Marine Trails in late August / early September. It was an exceptional experience and one that I will treasure for a long time to come. After adventures such as these, one comes back a little bit different and a little bit better. I am grateful to have set paddle to water in one of the most amazing settings one could imagine. 

On behalf of myself, BC Marine Trails and the paddling community at large, we can’t begin to thank Shane Philip from Island Soul Films enough for his incredible talent and dynamic personality.

 

My 2019 calendar is headed in your direction! Iconic British Columbia wildlife at it’s finest! Stay tuned to hear more about the incredible organization that I will be supporting this year and details for advanced orders.

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I am happy to support MARS – Wildlife Rescue Center by donating an Eagle image for their upcoming silent auction on October 25th at the Prime Chop House in Courtenay. You can call 1-250-337-2021 for details and reservations. 100% of proceeds from the auction of my image will go to support MARS and their efforts. marswildliferescue.com

 

I recently spent a week, leading a team of paddlers in a very remote location of NW Vancouver Island for a film project. All I can say is that it was an incredible experience and one that will forever be cemented in my mind. 

I can’t say enough about Shane Philip from Island Soul Films – islandsoulfilms.com

Shane brought a level of enthusiasm and energy to this project that no one else could! BC Marine Trails looks forward to future projects with Island Soul Films. If you’re looking to showcase your organization, Shane is your man! 

 

Paula Wild, my friend and award winning author recently updated her website – check it out here: paulawild.ca

Paula’s new book – Return of the Wolf (Conflict and Coexistence) will be available in print and electronic form in October. I can hardly wait. One of my pictures is going to be featured along with an excerpt.

Thank you Paula, for telling this important story!

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I picked up my new Delta 17 on August 21st! Why not give er’ a run in the formidable waters surrounding South Brooks Peninsula? Flawless is all I can say and what a beautiful craft! It’s presented to me a whole new level of confidence. Visit Delta here –deltakayaks.com

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Setting foot on Brooks Peninsula and hand to sand just to make sure it was real! It’s otherworldly on “The Brooks! This Peninsula is the only area of North America that wasn’t covered by the last ice age, say oh I don’t know – about 10,000 years ago. It’s “different” here.

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There she is in the background and I finally got to step foot on her. The infamous and formidable Brooks Peninsula! The Crown Jewel of Vancouver Island sea kayaking! This has long been a dream of mine. My time there was only short but surely I will return to her south sides and northern regions. Maybe someday maybe even the outer points. It’s a World onto it’s own out there. “The Brooks” is a fortress that I need to get through. 

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Fertile plains suddenly drop away into a world of multi-hued canyons and wind-sculpted hoodoos. Spanning east from Drumheller and all the way to the Saskatchewan border, this region is known as the Canadian Badlands. It is home to the largest deposits of dinosaur bones in the world. I spent a couple days exploring this area and I definitely plan on returning. 

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I’ve spent an afternoon, an evening and now today with T073B – Male Transient Orca in Comox Harbour. The third time was definitely a charm! It has been an incredible experience sharing the waters with this magnificent creature, one I will never forget. 

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