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…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… Read More

An honor recently to meet Rebecca Grim in person and Leonie Mahlke (via Skype from Germany) at a special presentation in Nanaimo! paddlingnorth.com Two very inspirational young adventurers, helping to raise awareness for the British Columbia coast!

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    

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… Read More

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!… Read More

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

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.

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”… Read More