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What a great time recently with my friend Nick Templeman, Owner / Operator with Campbell River Whale & Bear Excursions – campbellriverwhaleandbearexcursions.com It took us a little bit to find T087 and the A24’s but it was definitely worth the wait. I think we owe it all to Nick’s dog, Yukon #chiefwhalespotter     If you’re looking for a truly unique, personalized and one of a kind experience, look no further than Nick. His extensive… Read More

ON TOP OF THE WORLD “The Everest” of Sea Kayaking Brooks Peninsula!   I can’t wait to get back out there this summer!!

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!