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!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Port Hardy

We got here yesterday and are sorting stuff out and having a bit of a relax. We'll be here until Tuesday. We'll post a more complete update in the next couple of days. The trip is going really well. The extra couple of rest days will also allow the currents to be right in the morning for crossing the Nahwitti Bar at the western end of the Goletas Channel, a notorious hotspot.

Our next SPOT message will be on Tuesday afternoon at our next stop, weather permitting.


Lynn & Gerry Hancock said...

Following your trip so far with great interest. Way to go! In the sunny photo at Sayward Lighthouse, wouldn't your doctor be advising to cover that scalp? Met Steve Matous last night at a wedding reception in Courtenay. We were talking about your trip.

The Explorers said...

I am actually very careful about the sun! I wear a hat at all times on the water and on sunny days it is a "French Legionnaire's" cap with a flap protecting the sides of my face and my neck.

Glad you are enjoying following our progress. Our next re-supply stop will be Winter Harbour.

Jonathan Reggler