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How not to surf launch a kayak

A presentation for SKABC

Paddling in the Deer Group Islands

Norris Rocks. This small rocky islet 500 m off the southwest end of Hornby Island is located in the Marine Conservation Area. Winter storm waves break over the islet at high tide. Access is by boat only. Please maintain the required distance by boat, kayak, canoe, paddle-board, etc. to avoid disturbing wildlife. Please do not go ashore. Steller and California Sea Lions live here from November until April, and Harbour Seals from May… Read More

I kind of want to keep it just for me! Wow! 😯📸👍 I’m proud to donate a 24 X 36 framed print of the image below, to be sold at auction at the Paddling Film Festival in Vancouver at the end of March. 100% of proceeds will go to support BC Marine Trails and the Howe Sound sites, under stewardship of the Sea Kayak Association of BC (SKABC) Get your tickets to… Read More

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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