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 25, 2009

Summary of Learning:

  • Don't let Angela play with Bear Bangers at 6am
  • Bear Bangers are really loud!
  • Bear Bangers are really really loud…
  • 25 Nautical Miles means you are going to hurt the next morning
  • When you change your destination… remember to re-evaluate your route!
  • When you and your paddling partner set off in different directions… call a guides meeting!
  • Try to avoid the rocks... 6 in one day is a bit excessive
  • When it seems like it is twice as far as you thought... consider re-measuring the distance
  • When it becomes obvious that you aren't going to make slack tide... give up and lie in the sun
  • If Angela carries the bananas... plan on making banana bread...
  • Before heading into 'Civilization' remember to Simmer Down
  • Chewable vitamins are bad for your teeth
  • Chocolate before noon is not an addiction
  • Chocolate before 7am might be an addiction but we don't care
  • Chocolate chips are part if a healthy breakfast
  • When the Vegetarian gets that look in her eyes... let her kill the fish...
  • Massages don't always feel good
  • It's okay to take the long way around...
  • If you hear something that sounds like a Sea Lion dying... look for a kayak being dragged up the beach on pool noodles
  • Remember not to be such a nutter when being video taped... (the rest of the time it is fine to be a nutter)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christine and Angela,
    We met you gals at Blind Bay Resort several weeks ago. Hope everything is well with you two. Tonight we are at Ocean Falls. Really nice here today. We are keeping an eye out for you two. Remember I said we have a dinner date if and when we meet up again. Best wishes,
    Russ and Pat Clifton vessel Aye Aye Sir.
    PS: I put your picture on my blog!