I'll posit rule number one that it does not count as a circumnavigation unless you live through it. :wink: I can lay claim to having circumnavigated Galiano Island ... but that is about it. My purpose for being on the water is not now nor has it ever been to grab for a brass ring. I go out there to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. Too, I sometimes miss being at sea and kayaking somewhat fills that desire. I am fascinated by the adventures of paddlers who really stretch the boundaries but I cannot claim to understand the motivation.