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The latest Coastal Journeys

  • Taking on the Coast Part 3

    Join Jeff King in his third installment of his trip around the west coast of Vancouver Island - today crossing Brooks Peninsula. Read More
  • Salish Sea Solo Expedition

    I find it quite amazing how elements of life can powerfully come full circle, creating an unforeseen path that leads to amazing, new opportunities. In this case, what came “full circle” is my love for kayaking leading me to plan this exciting solo trip – a truly new and thrilling path. Read More
  • Taking on the Coast Part 2

    With Cape Scott behind us we were now officially on the West Coast! Read More
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Coastal Journeys worth following

Chrysta Wallin

For one month, between May 15 and June 15, Chrysta Wallin will embark on a solo expedition from Victoria to Horseshoe Bay (257km), being among the first to completely paddle the Salish Sea Marine Trail. Her goal is to thoroughly document and explore the trail, its sites, and everything in between in order to present future paddlers with loads of information and tips on what to expect on the Salish Sea Marine Trail. She wants to both delve further into her passion for kayaking, as well as serve a higher purpose than her own experience. She believes that the BC Marine Trail Network Association is a great society that deserves some spotlight and support for the important work they do for paddlers on our coast.


Freya Hoffmeister

This expedition around North America will be Freya Hoffmiester’s third continent and her challenge for the next 8-10 years. The distance is roughly 50.000 km, to be paddled in blocks of 3-5 months on and off the trip. Freya will paddle in two half loops, starting twice in Seattle and finishing twice in New York City. She’ll paddle northwards half of the year’s trip time and southwards the other half from Canada to Panama – through the North West Passage and the Panama Canal. Freya will paddle fully inside the big Gulf of Mexico and Bahia California and cross Hudson Bay. It will also have her paddling the British Columbia coast, of course, so the BC Marine Trails will be following her journey closely.


Jon Dawkins

Veteran paddliner and Inside Passage kakayer Jon Dawkins is planning a trip from Klemtu out around Aristazabal and ending in Bella Bella this summer. The purpose of the trip is to revisit some favorite places, find some Kayak Bill camps that have eluded him, revisit a couple more, clear one or two  upland tent sites, and poke around some spots that always interested him but never had time to explore. This may be a solo trip but he is hoping that some paddling buddy will join him. 


Matt Prius

Team Viz Reporter is Matt Prius, and he's the first and only kayaker so far to sign up for the 2017 Race to Alaska. Against the odds he chose a paddle, a 19 foot Seaward Kayak. There has only been one kayak to complete the R2AK (Team Mike, 2015) and he had a downwind sail he coasted on for three days of free miles. Team Viz? Not hearing it, Matt signed up to shovel water. Wind or no, he’s going to paddle, all 1,200 km miles of it. 

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