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

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!

This year I’m honored to partner with a world class organization – Pacific Wild! pacificwild.org 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: zazzle.ca/2019_bc_wildlife_calendar-158681616362441140

Typically River Otters are rather shy, this one though played on the rocks right in front of me for nearly 20 minutes. They can grow to 1.4 meters long and weigh about 13.5 kilograms. They have the longest lasting fur of the entire Otter / Weasel family.

This is Calvert Island in the background – May 4th, 2018. Scientists have found 13,000-year-old human footprints on this island, making them the oldest found thus far in North America. Read more here: thewire.in/…/north-americas-first-immigrants-may-have-walked-along-the-beach-to-go-south

Between May 1st and May 5th I had the distinct pleasure to sail with friends between Comox and Bella Bella. I was also honored to help steer our vessel across Queen Charlotte Strait – one of the most notorious crossings in the Pacific Northwest.  

I will start with a bit of a preemptive spiel. Normally I am very excited to share the specific locations that I paddle to, visit and explore in hopes that others can do the same or may be inspired to do so. I will neglect to do so this time. To some, it may be obvious as to where I was and it may not be difficult for others to ascertain, I’m… Read More

San Josef Bay Sea Stacks