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Thank You

I have many, many people to thank, from my super supportive family and friends to the many wonderful people who helped me along the way. This list is by no means exhaustive, but I wanted to give to extra thanks to some specific folks.

  • Mom, Dad, Neil and Warren for meeting me along the way.
  • Neil and Kyra for sending me my resupply boxes, especially for extra treats.
  • Jim, Lisa, Maren and Byron for sharing their Inside Passage experience and advice with me.
  • Richard Strickland for letting me demo his boats.
  • Dan at Cascade Canoe and Kayak for outfitting my boat and teaching me basic maintenance tips.
  • Dean, Fred and Justine for pre-launch transport.
  • Ranger Doug and his family for a warm welcome on my first night out.
  • The Young cousins for my Whidbey Island retreat (sorry I didn’t make it there in time to see you Tom and Liz).
  • Louise and her dog Simba for a ride up the hill.
  • Friday Harbor Labs.
  • Jeff and Karen Hunter-Smith of Island Adventures Tours, Sidney, BC.
  • Richard of Discovery Kayak Tours, Friday Harbor.
  • Suzanne and Wendy at Pirate’s Cove, especially for the rcommendation of Jedidiah Island camping.
  • Gillies Bay ranger whose name I’ve forgotten, but not his hospitality.
  • Mark, Kevin, and Hitman, for company and a West Coast Fallers Ceasar.
  • Cathy and Roger of the Big Bay Community Association.
  • Pat at Odyssey Tours in Port Hardy, BC, really extra super thanks.
  • The biker from Nelson I met at C&N Backpackers who helped me carry my kayak off the ferry.
  • Heiltsuk Youth Cabin.
  • Lou and his granddaughter in Butedale.
  • Scott, sea kayaker.
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada for use of the Lowe Inlet cabin.
  • Harbormaster Dwayne in Prince Rupert.
  • Ralph and Nixon of Gnoses.
  • Carlos, Julio and Raymond for being so friendly at Alava Bay.
  • Dale and his friendly visitors at the Eagle View Hostel.
  • Ryn and Joy of Alaska Island Hostel.
  • Petersburg Shipwrights
  • Rangers at Anan and Pack Creek bear observatories.
  • All the people on the FX2 who celebrated my finish with me.
  • Friendly Canadian couple who celebrated with me at the Glacier Bay lodge, who I had met at the
    Juneau Hostel.
  • Bud of Southeast Alaska Adventures who took me from Glacier to Hoonah, with his son and friends.
  • The Keightly-Johns family who took my kayak back on the ferry to Bellingham.
  • Alicia for picking up my kayak in Bellingham to take it back to Seattle.
  • The Explorers Club for support of this webpage.
  • Werner Paddles for a pro-deal for UKC trip coordinators.
  • Northeast Kingdom Information Associates