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    A Journey Through the Discovery Islands

    Thanks Tongo-Rad! I remember you sharing some wine with us - dangerous in the early days of COVID :) Good memories of a great trip, thanks for reminding me! This summer will be the first in four years that I am not paddling in the Discovery Islands and I am quite sad about it! It is a stunning...
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    A Loop of Hornby & Denman

    Thanks! I don't think you have much to worry about there...! Hornby will always hold a special spot in my heart from childhood memories as a kid. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I will have a chance to get back anytime soon. If I do, I will send you a message on this website. Thanks for...
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    Gabriola Island, Gulf Islands, BC 19–21 Feb 2022

    Great trip Alex! If you are interested in the European exploration of the Pacific Northwest I would recommend the trilogy of books written by Michael Layland (The Land of Heart's Delight; In Nature's Real; A Perfect Eden). I also just recently read "Island of the Blue Foxes" by Stephen R Bown...
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    Desolation sound and bear country

    Fair point! :D Could have been the sleeping bag.
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    A Loop of Hornby & Denman

    Thanks! I enjoy writing and sharing photos when I have the time. Glad to see some people are reading them!
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    Desolation sound and bear country

    Freya Hoffmeister brought a bear canister on a section of her trip in Alaska, and the combination of swell and surf landings caused the hull to crack from impacting the bear canister. Don't think this would be an issue in Discovery Islands...just a thought though! A kayak is essentially a big...
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    Rogue 17.6m [58 feet] Wave off Ucluelet!

    I think they claimed "most extreme". As in compared to the other wave heights. But yeah...a bit click-baity indeed....! :p
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    Desolation sound and bear country

    Sounds like a fun trip! Like Andrew said, common sense is your friend. This is great advice: " As for protocols, common senses is your guide. Food storage is the big consideration. I leave mine in my hatches — never a problem, though wolves have definitely sniffed it out. Generally, if you are...
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    A Journey Through the Discovery Islands

    Thanks cougarmeat! It was a fun trip - it has been fun to look back through some photos over the past few weeks and write up some trips. Oh yeah! We spent most of our time on top swimming in the nude! The tarns up there were beautiful - we debated spending the night up there, but figured we...
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    A Journey Through the Discovery Islands

    An eight day loop of the Discovery Islands with a climb of Mount Addenbroke, on East Redonda Island. This report only covers the paddling section. Map showing our route through the Discovery Islands. Route and campsites are in red. Previous trips are in green or blue and summited peaks are the...
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    God's Pocket Exploration

    Haha, thanks for the comment Phil! I don't know about hardcore, maybe just enthusiastic. It was hard not to paddle when we lived on right on the beach though! COVID has prevented some longer trips, so we were taking every advantage to be out. This one was in April, but I think its all the same...
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    A Loop of Hornby & Denman

    A three day loop of Hornby and Denman Islands testing out our 1983 Nautiraid skin-on-frame tandem sea-kayak for a longer planned trip. Map showing the route we paddled around Hornby and Denman Islands. Mount Geoffrey - the highpoint of Hornby Island - is the blue icon. A Loop of Hornby &...
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    Trips Around Malcolm Island, Haddington Island, & Cormorant Island

    A quiet morning in the Plumper Group. Waking up on Banana Slug Islet. This is not a single trip report, but a series of small trips and photos for trip ideas in the Port McNeill area. (Warning: it is long). Trips in the Port McNeill area in winter and spring 2021. Routes and campsites in...
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    Top 10 Kayaking Trips in WA for 2021

    Can't imagine all the time it must take to edit these together. I just bought my first drone - a DJI Mini 2. Should be fun to start exploring with! Thanks for sharing - havent had a chance to do any of these trips!
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    God's Pocket Exploration

    Hi Alex, thanks for your comment and for your nice words! I won't claim to be an expert by any means at all, just fascinated by lost cultures and trying to document rock art on the coast! Since our visit in 2017, I have also been interested by the Bell Island Midden - it is massive! I recall...
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