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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

Wild Coast Publishing – wildcoastmagazine.com/…/recreation-mapsheets My friend John Kimantas will soon be offering these exciting new products!  

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

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

I’ve explored all over Coastal British Columbia and I mean all over! I’ve never seen an Orca, ever! Not until July 24th and 25th and I didn’t have to go very far either! The name of the Orca is T073B – a lone and very large male transient Orca. Reports of his visit to the Comox Valley first started coming in around July 23rd. I loaded up my kayak on the cart… Read More

  “Loose hips, save ships.” A quote from Frank Witter, expert Sea Kayak Guide and Owner / Operator at Hello Nature Adventure Tours – hellonature.ca  Frank of course was referring to remaining flexible and not becoming tense when encountering unfavorable conditions while sea kayaking. Expert advice, no doubt.  On July 18th, I had the distinct honor and privilege to be invited by Kevin Bradshaw from Hello Nature Adventure Tours to spend the day with… Read More