Bright buildings of varying sizes and shapes create a belt of prismatic tints against the shoreline. Blue doors splash against orange panels, and a turquoise adirondack chair sits with striking discordance against the subdued palette of hunter green, blue-grey, and tan that comprises the shoreline.
If you find yourself at home craving a succulent taco, chances are you go to the store and grab the following items; tortillas, ground beef, taco seasoning, cheese, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, and maybe some beans to go on the side.
“Forward stroke into the eddy behind the rock, point the bow into the 8 knot current and a solid sweep stroke on the left and then paddle with everything I’ve got, throw a bow draw (duffek stroke) on the right and catch the next eddy to rest for a moment. A few well planned forward strokes back into the surging current, on edge I surf around to the next eddy…”
After departing from the dining room full from an amazing meal of lamb curry and an abundance of laughter and good conversation we all headed to our cabins for a couple hours of rest before the infamous midnight paddle; half of us able to close our eyes, the other half waiting in anticipation for the bioluminescence twinkling under the light of the bright orange sliver of BC moon.
Sitting near the top of northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia is the unassuming town of Port McNeill. This is the starting point of our Orca and Humpback expedition tours. During these tours, you spend 4-to-6 days kayaking in the infamous Johnstone Strait in search of majestic whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions. If you’re lucky, you might have me as your guide!