The Dream

If there is one thing we can all relate to, it is the notion of a dream. An aspiration that consumes us and leaves us with no choice but to follow through, making that dream a reality. Those of us that share a great love for the outdoors and the wild spaces still left on this planet understand the need to be out there. We understand that sometimes a dream is more than just a desire; sometimes it is a necessity of life.

On a quest to fulfill our need to be out there we have pursued successful careers in the outdoor industry, pouring in the same passion we have for those wild spaces in search of a purpose that will connect us. But we know that lifestyle isn’t enough, something still calls to us and when we can, we answer. This is an answer that has been 15 years in the waiting. This is an expedition that reminds us of how we got here, keeps us going through the dry times and fulfills that empty space within us all labeled ‘purpose’. This is what we live for.

On May 4th 2009 we will depart from Galiano Is (BC, Canada) in two single sea kayaks headed north for Glacier Bay (Alaska, US). We are two able, confident and experienced women, seeking to challenge our experience as guides through our own expedition of the entire coast we love and work on.

We aren’t heroes and we aren’t breaking new ground. We are simply two women following our dreams and in turn hoping to inspire a few other people to do the same.

This is how we live our lives the way we have always dreamed...

It's about more than an expedition, it's about more than a sport, it's even about more than a lifestyle. This is about dreams, this is about passion, this is about listening to that need to be out there. It's about learning how to 'fly'. 

We're calling it 'Crossing Borders' 

Saturday, January 31, 2009


It would be impossible to undertake such a journey without the support from those around us. In addition to the support of our friends and family we have been fortunate to receive help from several other sources. The following companies are generously assisting our expedition through various means. We want to thank each and every one of them for helping to make this dream a reality.

Mountain Equipment Co-op
Payne Engineering
Natural West Coast Adventure Gear
OnSight Travel Gear
Natural High
Richmoor Foods


  1. I will be watching you guys daily! What a fantastic voyage you've plotted out for yourselves. I'm in such awe of you both! Much love. Louise A.

  2. Hey you two,
    I am so excited for you both. 19 days from today, I would like to be there when you push off. Are there any plans for a celebration of adventure?

  3. Hey, awesome job on the blog, great idea using the SPOT! I love you both and wish you an amazing journey!


  4. Have a great trip ladies! You are both amazing!!
    Have fun and play safe