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An epic sea kayaking adventure down the west coast of Canada.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Jon Walpole checks in by phone

I just had a great conversation with Jon. After crossing to God's Pocket they decided to push on into Port Hardy. They have checked into the hostel; they have had showers; and they are drying out all of their gear. Kirti will be returning to Portland by car. Jon and Jenny will continue south on the inside of Vancouver Island. Weather permitting they will continue their journey on Saturday.

All members of the party are healthy. The bad weather has made paddling more comfortable than spending time on land. For much of the trip the wind and tides conspired so they were usually fighting at least one of the two. They are all tired.

The wildlife has been amazing. The coast is incredibly wild and rugged. Even as they approached Port Hardy they felt as if they were more likely to see bears or wolves than people.

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