Inside Passage

April Explorations – Part 2: Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park

April Explorations – Part 2: Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park

Broughton Marine Park is an incredible place, and there is nothing like it on the coast anywhere.  It is an endless area of island groups and islets, pocket beaches, lonely rock outposts, deep bays and protected anchorages all criss-crossed with an endless variety of channels. You could spend a lifetime routing your way through the […]

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April Explorations – Part 1: Brown’s Bay to the Broughton’s

April Explorations – Part 1: Brown’s Bay to the Broughton’s

Sometimes you just need to get out and get lost and we decided it was time for a mini expedition.  Two weeks is just enough time to allow that to start to happen, to move at a human speed and to let life get simpler and slower.  Conditions at the end of April are a […]

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The Great Grey Whale Migration – 2012 Edition

The Great Grey Whale Migration – 2012 Edition

The 2012 Grey whale migration has begun and already there have been sightings in British Columbia. There is no better way to experience whales in their natural environment than from the cockpit of a kayak. Thousands of  Grey whales (the Pacific Northwest migration estimate is about 18,000) swim from their breeding grounds in Mexico to […]

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Betty, Bijaboji and Butedale

Betty, Bijaboji and Butedale

As I kick off this west coast based paddling blog it seems only right to start with Betty Lowman (later Carey), a west coast paddling pioneer. Betty was the first woman to row the Inside Passage of BC solo.  In 1937, at the age of 22,  she left Guemes Island in Washington in a traditional native dugout […]

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