Afloat in Vancouver

Sea Kayaking in English Bay, Vancouver BC

As English Bay neared high tide this morning, Yoo-Mi and I slipped into the water for a two-hour paddle — from our house in West Point Grey to Kits Point and back. We were accompanied by numerous cormorants, several great blue herons, and a curious harbor seal.

It’s nice to be back in Vancouver!

Big thanks to our dear friends Keith Miller and Tammy Borachevsky of California Canoe and Kayak, who set us up with our gear. CCK is more of an institution than simply a retail store. For more than three decades, CCK has outfitted whitewater and sea kayakers, and been a key supporter of environmental conservation organizations. In addition to helping protect our rivers and coastlines, Keith and Tammy have been active and innovative using paddling events to raise funds for community programming and to make on-water opportunities available to less-privileged inner-city kids in Oakland, where their flagship store is based. Those of you engaged in paddle sports in the San Francisco Bay Area (and those of you who buy your gear online) should absolutely support CCK with your patronage.

Sea Kayaking in English Bay, Vancouver BC
Keith Miller and Tammy Borichevsky of California Canoe and Kayak


1 Response to “Afloat in Vancouver”

  1. 1 Lisa Gabel 23 May 2008 at 7:04 am

    Hey Mark, Welcome back to the Northwest. I’m enjoying your blog.

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