Wanted: paddling companions for a North Coast paddling journey
We are looking for some new friends to join us on a big summer paddling trip. We’re putting word out through our networks: do you know anyone who you think would be interested in joining us, and be a good fit?
Our plan: To paddle from Bella Bella to Prince Rupert over three weeks in July. Distance ~250 nautical miles.
About us: We’re two friends who’ve been paddling together for five years (plus skiing and hiking). Genders/ages F/30 and M/36. We both work professional scientific jobs in environmental fields (in government and UVic) and are green/left in our politics. We live in Victoria, BC.
What we’ll paddle and how we paddle: With the distance and time we have, assuming 1 weather day out of three, we’ll be paddling 20 nm per day. In the right conditions, we want to be able to paddle the open coast - we’re looking for companions with appropriate skills and experience for that. We’ve both got our Paddle Canada level 3 certificates. Being a team on the water matters; we paddle our crossings is a tight pack and generally take care of each other. We wear drysuits and will carry helmets. We’ll be paddling a few times a month until the trip, to be comfortable in our boat and in shape.
And the rest: Equally important is enjoying our journey on the coast: having calm and peaceful time immersed in nature, respecting all that we share the environment with. We share our cooking (and one of us is mostly vegetarian).
Who we’re looking for: we’re looking for one or two new friends to share this trip with us. The right companions will share our love of the coast, have good paddling skills and experience, and (obviously) get on well with us. If this all sounds awesome to you, please PM and tell us about yourself and we will get back to you