…I’m looking forward to more journey’s…awesome things, places and people…and everything in between! 

Thank you to all of my followers for your support!

What a whirlwind of a year this has been! I am so lucky, on so many different levels. I can’t even begin to contemplate my good fortune and the incredible things I was able to experience this year and share with others.

Three things do stand out though – spending a couple weeks touring through the Great Bear Rainforest in May, paddling with T073B in July and finally setting foot on the infamous Brooks Peninsula in August which was more than a dream come true.

Later today, I will post a short film that my friend Shane Philip – Island Soul Films –  islandsoulfilms.com produced for me which showcases my experience out on “The Brooks.”

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I made a trade with my friend and author Paula Wild, my 2019 calendar in exchange for another copy of her new book! paulawild.ca

It’s perhaps a coincidence that Ian McAllister is quoted on the front of Paula’s book and that this year I am supporting Ian and Pacific Wild, with 100% of profits from my calendar sales going to support the important work Pacific Wild is doing!

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The winds and waves weren’t as profound as forecasted but what weather forecast is ever truly accurate? When the conditions are right, the winter months make for some exciting storm watching in Ucluelet. 

It’s easy to become distracted while balancing on slippery and jagged rocks, surrounded by 4-5 meter breaking waves and being knee high in the ocean. Always stay true to the composition, no matter what!

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Adventurer Rebecca Grim and Conservationist Leonie Mahlke paddled the Inside Passage, a network of coastal waterways in the Pacific Northwest, to meet women fighting to protect the coast. They kayaked for four months, from Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada, to Glacier Bay in Alaska. This is their video preview and it’s nothing short of awesome!

An honor recently to meet Rebecca Grim in person and Leonie Mahlke (via Skype from Germany) at a special presentation in Nanaimo!

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Two very inspirational young adventurers, helping to raise awareness for the British Columbia coast!

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I had the privilege recently to meet with Nanwakolas Council to discuss mutually beneficial initiatives on behalf of BC Marine Trails. I continue to be impressed and I’m humbled by the vibrancy and culture of British Columbia First Nations. Find out more here: nanwakolas.com

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My friend Pavel Novy and I had a great time exploring all the waterfalls along Nile Creek. This area is truly a hidden gem on Vancouver Island, especially after heavy rain! If you want to know more about the area and how best to access it, feel free to contact me at martin@mryer.com

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This year I’m honored to partner with a world class organization – Pacific Wild!

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100% of profits from my 2019 calendar sales, featuring iconic British Columbia Wildlife will be going to help support Pacific Wild and the important work they’re doing!

Order here:

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Check out my friend Leo Jack’s new website – voyagerwatertaxi.com

Leo Jack, was born and raised in the community of Kyuquot, or Ka:’yu:’k’th’ (means place of many winds) in the language of the First Nations band of the village. He’s been a resident of the area since 1962. Leo’s familiarity with the waters here ensures that you’ll get to your destination efficiently and safely.

If you’re looking to save a few strokes while paddling in Kyuquot Sound and get expert knowledge about the area, Leo is your man. 

I’m honored to have a few of my images grace the photo gallery and to be on the front page of the gallery too. 

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