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!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


We are having a resupply day here in Sayward.  Penny and Anne have brought up some stuff for us from Courtenay.

We had a good run up from Heriot Bay, staying overnight at Maurelle Island just north of the Octopus Group of Islands, and had the chance to see the current rushing past our campsite.

When we got to Chatham Point lightstation we met Alice Woods, the lightkeeper, and her border collie, Maggie.  Alice kindly let us use her cell hook-up (enormous aerial attachment).  Alice has said that she will inform all of the lightkeepers on the island of our blog so that they may track our progress.

There was a strong ebb during both of the last two days so we got swept along nicely, with speeds of up to 8 knots.

Next update will be from Port Hardy.

1 comment:

Rob D said...

Nice pic, you guys look happy!