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' 

Monday, May 4, 2009

My beautiful boat arrived just in time, one day before our meeting on Galiano Island. My nature dictates that I am fully prepared days ahead of time, but the delay in my boat has forced me into last minute preparations. Outfitting, changing bungee designs, adding under-deck bags and trying to make it all fit.

Today's news:
Crossing Borders Expedition departure date.
The weather today is calling for south-east gale force winds, 30-45 knots. Hopefully we make it off Galiano today!
The Canadian Navy has lost a torpedo in the area!

We are both excited for push off, when all the worries and concerns of modern day life will be left behind us on the dock, except of course for those floating torpedos.

We are starting a new life today. One dictated by the winds and currents. One where we can sit on a beach, walk through the forests, paddle alongside the whales. Connected like we should be with the natural world around us.

The Speed Machine!
Model: Chatham 18, made by Necky.
Length: 18 ft
Width: 20 "
Color: Mango

Favorite activity: Surfing
Hero: Angela Bueckert
Dream Date: Paddling into the sunset!

1 comment:

  1. awesome roll Ang hope you don't use it often. I hope you have a good nights sleep. Have fun