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Kayaking the Gulf Islands with my Toddler: “We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat”

In Activity, Capital Regional District, Family, Kayaking, Regional Districtsby ExploringtonLeave a Comment

My wife Kim thinks I’m crazy. My friends think I’m crazy. I’m sure my son Hemingway thinks I’m crazy. A colleague even accused me of being a Viking, after I described Hemingway’s first kayak trip at nine months old. I am probably the only one who believes in my sanity. I don’t make the decision …

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Capsizing Our Double Kayak at the Octopus Islands

In Activity, Kayaking, Regional Districts, Strathcona Regional Districtby ExploringtonLeave a Comment

I’ve written before about trips that don’t go as planned. Sometimes a route changes, weather can turn and uncontrollable circumstances come into play that force you to change your plans. Mostly these changes are smart decisions that are required for personal and group safety. This trip turnaround was a combination …