Coastal Cafe: Most Recent Articles

Grab a coffee, relax and read an article about past trips and experiences on the BC Coast. Share your story and photos, email to articles@bcmarinetrails.org.
Kayaking in the time of COVID
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Jerry & Julee Kaye

Kayaking in the time of COVID

In the poem by Robert Frost, a twittering Ovenbird laments the passing of spring’s cherry blossoms, contemplates the dust and falling leaves of autumn, and chooses not to sing.  The question that he frames in all but words Is what to make of a diminished thing Robert Frost The Ovenbird’s

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Coastal Journeys
Andrew Mylly

Kayaking Port Hardy & God’s Pocket

We had originally planned to do a trip to Nuchatlitz via Zeballos, but due to the crazy forest fires engulfing the entire Province, we had to change plans at the last minute. Going up to Port Hardy seemed like a good option …

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Kayaking wisdom from the wild

Jerry and Julee Kaye share kayaking wisdom learned from a 600-km paddle from Bella Bella to Tofino, A third of the way through our 600-km paddle from Bella Bella to Tofino, Julee and I make our way uneasily around Cape Caution in our red double kayak and press quickly south

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Coastal Journeys
Martin Ryer

Welcomed by Wolves!

Note: This article is a repost of M. Ryer’s “Welcomed by Wolves! We’ve included some of the photos. See the link at the bottom to see his full article. Sam – Rock Shot Martin Ryer photo I will start with a bit of a preemptive spiel. Normally I am very

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Broken Group - Deer Group
Michael Paskevicius

Kayaking the Deer Group

The Deer Group Islands are a group of islands in the south east corner of Barkley Sound, British Columbia. We accessed the three main island on the west end of the Dear Group by kayak from Bamfield. This included Edward King Island, Diana Island, and Helby Island. For three days

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Central Coast
Jon Dawkins

Careless Cove forever after

You can sometimes count mistakes in dollars. In this case it can be marked on a chart. Martin Ryer’s account of having his boat and paddle taken by the evening tide while camped on Spring Island serves as a cautionary tale for all paddlers. It easy to say “That won’t

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