Just had my second r2ak sighting off my front porch just north of Powell River. Last week it was the catamaran Kohara rocketing north at almost 10 knots as the sky darkened and the wind howled. Today as I took a shower looking over the calm seas it was John placidly sailing along paddling occasionally with a canoe paddle. When I hailed him and asked if he was heading to Alaska he said "that's what I'm trying to do" then he asked if anyone had finished yet. Wow, what a strong will. I'd have given up after a couple days of last weeks northerly gales and he still is pushing on. Hats off to all the participants!