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' 

Friday, June 26, 2009

Summary of Learning - Part 2

  • After a month at sea, what we look forward to the MOST are a few comments on our blog.... hint hint...
  • On a 1:80,000 chart 'green' means:
  1. Passable at low tide
  2. Not passable at low tide
  3. Beautiful sandy beach
  4. Jagged scary giant rocks
  5. Shallow but open coastline
  6. Cluttered with thousands of islands
  • Angela needs a pee buddy
  • When you can't find a campsite - look around the corner...
  • Check what time it is before going to bed... 6:45pm might be a little early
  • Don't be fooled by the 'Kayaker's Mirage' its not a sandy beach, its driftwood (and jagged rocks)
  • Mini Disc Players float! - and then make sounds as if dieing slowly...
  • If you think it is raining - first check to see if Angela is paddling near by...
  • Not everyone thinks it is normal to walk around town in a drysuit
  • It is hard to hide in a giant yellow suit
  • You can eat a mars bar a day and still lose weight!
  • Sometimes the highest point of land still isn't quite high enough...
  • If you can land the boats... you can call it home
  • 100 ft of line might be a little deep...
  • When the meat eater calls for help from the vegetarian... you know it is a big fish...

1 comment:

  1. Well I've been reading.

    I'm very proud to know you both. As if you didn't already have lifetimes worth of memories... You went and packed more in.

    I'm honored to know two very talented, funny, intelligent, articulate young ladies.

    Now if I could just remember your names.

    Joey Jack.