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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

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

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

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… Read More

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

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

I’ll be “on assignment” later this month for the day with Hello Nature Adventure Tours. Ucluelet, Tofino, Broken Group Islands, Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds are amazing and some of my favorite places ever! I’m excited to create some awesome images for this company. https://hellonature.ca/

From time to time, it’s interesting to go “archiving” through one’s portfolio. It’s also humbling but you can also uncover some hidden gems. These images were created in July, 2009 during a kayaking trip in Jasper National Park. This was the second time that I ever kayaked, the first time being in The Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, in 2001 or 2002.