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Jerry & Julee Kaye

10 Reasons to Become Trailblazers for BC Marine Trails

I am what survives me. – Psychologist, Erik Erikson When we became the first Trailblazers for BC Marine Trails, Jerry was immediately excited—and not just at the prospect of matching mid-layers colourfully embroidered with Trailblazing Trailblazers! So what is a Trailblazer exactly—what was the journey that took us there and

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Coastal Journeys
Gina Gotch

Top Tips for Family Paddling Trips

Heading out to the wilderness with young kids may seem like an overwhelming project but with these tips, you can not only survive but thrive and build memories that last a lifetime.

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Coastal Caretakers
Cris Lewis

Coastal Caretaking in the Broughton Archipelago

I peered into the dense thicket of trees, getting my first look at the forest floor as I searched for suitable island campsites. Squinting against the bright sun shining through the tops of the trees, I felt the soft plush of leaf-covered ground under my kayaking boots as I stepped

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Coastal Journeys
Kathleen McKinnell

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from Saint Nicholas

Thanks to writer Terry Gowler for this spin on the Clement Moore classic poem A Visit from Saint Nicholas“.  ‘Twas the night before Christmas at our house on the water,Not a creature was stirring not even an otter;The dry bags were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas

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