Category Archives: On Adventure

Cape Scott Magic

The fog is so thick when we wake that we can’t see the ocean from our campsite on the beach. The air is heavy and damp, and fine droplets of mist form rivulets down the side of the tent. It’s … Continue reading

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A Yes Girl Says No

I like saying yes. Even when I’m not sure. Especially when I’m not sure. If it feels a little bit terrifying, that’s a pretty good indication that “yes” is a good idea. Some of my best adventures have happened because … Continue reading

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Budding Photographers

The waves roll in fast and grey as the sky, crashing violently against the rocks at the far edge of Frank Island. Though I know he’s well back from the water, I’m watching my middle son a bit anxiously as … Continue reading

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Possibility in the Mountains

My boys and I are high in the mountains, higher than most of the peaks around us, higher than some of the clouds that float slowly by, leaving shadows on the land far below. We’ve been climbing steadily for a … Continue reading

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Paddling with the Whales

“Just so you know,” my sister says, “this is not a normal day.” It’s 10 am and we are watching the third pod of orcas swim past our beach. To be fair, we only heard the first pod: it was … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Paddling in the Fog

As we paddle out of Telegraph Cove on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island, the fog descends around us. It softens the shoreline, and obscures all but the closest landmarks. The water is still, mirror calm and misty grey. Except … Continue reading

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Gone Kayaking

Just as I feel ready to return to blogging, I’m heading off on a five-day kayaking trip. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be paddling the calm waters of Johnstone Strait. I’ll be looking for the orcas that frequent the … Continue reading

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