StoriesAlong the north Pacific coast, the early sea kayak biz, and other miscellany.
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Map of my PNW kayak travels
|West Chichagof Island|
1973 - My very first overnight sea kayak trip in a flimsy boat - 28 days of Alaskan wilderness, open ocean, and slim rescue prospects. Foolish by today's safety standards.
|Moresby Island before Gwaii Haanas|
1974 - My second sea kayak trip. The southern Queen Charlottes (now called Haida Gwaii). Abandoned Haida villages, "sea hippies", and loggers.
|Seymour Inlet Portage|
1985 - Seeking a route from one inlet to another where there wasn't one. One of those things I felt compelled to do, and would never repeat. How to drag a sea kayak up a cliff.
Many are now automated and de-staffed, but some in BC still have light keepers. A few stories about encounters with them and keepers' life on "The Lights". Pine Island - mowing the lawn, swimming in the cistern, and a dusk rain of auklets.
|The Kayak Biz|
Learning to design and build kayaks, Eddyline, living the author's life, and anonymity.
Illicit but harmless in the 70s and 80s, the time for doing this has now past, but here's what I did. Using materials off the beach to create little huts in the woods.
Burnett Bay goes public: hundreds shelter there, building a community in a logbook. Building the hidden Deserters cabin.
|The Burnett Bay Cabin Journals|
A community of Inside Passage travelers that for the most part have never met.