About us

DOUG TAYLOR - former officer in the Canadian Forces (36 years) and manager at Osgoode Hall (7 years), retired to the Comox Valley in 2004. Can be found in my NDK Explorer HV, when not having a coffee at Rhodos or hanging out at Comox Valley Kayaks where I teach Paddle Canada courses.

JONATHAN REGGLER - Ex-British Army medical officer, became a civilian GP in the United Kingdom for 11 years then immigrated to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, in 2003. Sea kayaking since 2004. Family physician in Courtenay.


Click on the link to maps.google.com in the latest post and follow our progress.

A message sent in the evening means we have been paddling and have reached a new place. A message sent in the morning means we are staying put.

If there is no SPOT message for a few days do not panic! SPOT is new technology and a glitch or two may happen. We have loads of back-up with VHF radios and EPIRB.


Doug and Jonathan love the fact that so many of you are following their progress but they also enjoy reading your comments when they have access to the internet. The links are at the end of the Spot message for the day. To read the comments: click on the Comment link. To leave a comment: click on the Envelope. They even answer some of them!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

OK ESN:0-7391670

Check this out!! Departure point, Sunday May 4th at 9 am
Nearest Location: Courtenay, Canada
Distance: 0 km(s)
Time:04/30/2008 12:00:33 (America/Vancouver)



Anonymous said...

OK, I will be watching for you here at the blogsite and on the W. Coast.
Steve Millar ('Silas Crosby')

The Explorers said...

We'll keep an eye and an ear out, Steve. JR

Rob Dutton said...

Yeah, that Spot thing is pretty cool technology.

How are you going to be posting travel logs, etc. on this site, are you taking a laptop with some sort of wireless phone connection?

Cathy and I look forward to following your progress (and seeing the pics!), and we both hope you have a fun, enjoyable, safe, and rewarding trip.

All the best!

Rob Dutton (one of Doug's brother-in-laws)

Rob said...

D'oh! I'm not a hick, I meant to write "brothers-in-law" not "brother-in-laws", LOL.

Ron Dutton said...

Hey Doug, thanks for the link. Best of luck to you and Jonathan on the adventure. BTW, just so you know, your location updates open up in maps.google.com, not Google Earth as you indicate in the red text on your webpage. Thought you might like to know...


Julian Dutton said...

Hi Guys,

You know i'l be watching you all the way right!? Anyway i hope you have a great time/trip! Just wondering,you are brining a camera right? I'd love to see the pictures =D

Your nephew Julian!

The Explorers said...


Thanks for the correction re maps.google.com vs Google Earth. I've corrected it.

The Explorers said...

Hi Julian,
Thanks for your message. Have my waterproof camera so lots of pics. Thinking of you and Ben.

Uncle Doug