This is a very well made video of The Shuyak Island Cleanp Project that I participated in last summer. The video was produced by one of the volunteers that came out from Sydney Australia and she was part of the group that replaced us when we had to leave.
The stars aligned and I was finally able to make my way north to Jordan River (JR) B.C. It was sort of a last minute decision for the trip, I called up Mario a friend and fellow paddler in Victoria and told him I was coming up. We made plans to meet at JR Saturday morning. I didn't not have time to make ferry reservations, or campsite reservations, oh and by the way it was easter weekend.
A couple of local paddlers (Tom Jordan & Pat O'Connor) launched from Olympia, WA on May 13th 2012 and paddled for 78 days up the Inside Passage, landing in Skagway Alaska on July 28th.
Come to the University Place Library on Thursday October 18th at 7pm to watch a slide show presentation about there trip.
It has been just a week since my return and I am already wishing I was back, actually I wish I never had to leave. This was my 3rd year in The Broken Group. Keith a fellow Firefighter from a neighboring district and friend of mine joined me again this year. We wanted to do something a little different from the norm. We decided to go with all fresh food, no dehydrated food allowed for this one.
We set out making a meal plan. Disregard the fact that we are both Firefighters and like to cook, Keith actually has a cullinary background as a Chef. We had some limitations with our meal planning, we knew that water is limited in The Broken Group so we had to choose meals and foods that used less water. We also counted on harvesting a fair share of seafood as appetizers.