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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

There’s a certain amount of tranquility after a snowfall. It doesn’t happen often here on the island but it offers interesting perspectives. 

The last time I visited Mystic Beach was 2009, 10 years ago! It’s always been a place that I wanted to visit again and so I did yesterday! I’m a paddler, not a hiker! I got lost twice on a relatively easy trail but it was well worth the anguish! What an extraordinary place!! discovervancouverisland.com/…/mystic-beach

The Importance Of Herring   Like the foundation of your house, herring is the foundation on which the Great Bear Rainforest is built. It is a small fish with a major role in the lives of nearly every coastal species on land or underwater in BC. It provides an important link between tiny plankton and larger fish, marine mammals and birds. For millennia, this forage fish has provided sustenance for humans 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

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!

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!

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!