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Big Surf at Far Side Rapids

I blame my family for my obsession for paddling. If my parents hadn't bought that fiberglass Sprinter canoe none of this would have had happened.

Outrigger Canoe BC Championship 2006

Dave Dipping at Drinking Lake

Running Corner Rapids
Bouncing down the Paull River

But it's been lots of fun. Most of my family and friends understand, and some of them are pretty passionate about paddling too.

Rooster Rapids Mosquito Cup Tug-of-war

HItchhiking on the Haultain River


Mary Rose Hitching

And paddling is a great way to meet new people. I've hitched some interesting rides in my time.

Sturgeon Weir takout   Wings over Wollaston

Camping by the shore

Otter Rapids Quiet rapids
sunset on Fon du lac

Visited many magical places.

Porcupine and the Fon du lac Rivers come together
Porcupine and Fond u lac Rivers Falls and Rapids Rapids from up high

Camped in the forest and on bedrock with creatures of all kinds.

forest Camp Bedrock Camp Taiga on bedrock

And experienced some great fishing.

Fishy laugh Big Fat walleye

Race Start

After moving to Vancouver Island, skiing and salt chuck activities like sea kayaking, outrigger canoeing and salmon fishing became a big part of my recreation diet.

Desolation Saound
Big Chinook Brad in the Snow

Soon northern BC's rivers called to me.

Camp on the Dease
Ten Mile Rapid on the Sitkine River Camping in the old growth at Hobiton Lake Filling canoes on the Dease River Coming down the portage cedar

So did the coastal trails.

Gazing at the end of the West Coast Trail
Tidal surge channel
On the beach
Sea lion Skeleton on the beach

And I started writing in earnest, even while on paddling trips …. That's my story for now, and I'm sticking to it!

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