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Kayaking In British Columbia

I visited Vancouver British Columbia quite a few times but I never got the chance to go and explore and do any kayaking. I really wanted to get to go out kayaking. Kayaking in British Columbia is supposed to be utterly amazing. I want to get back out there someday and do some kayaking in a place where I could potentially be kayaking near Orcas.

While I love Cape Cod it just isn’t the great northwest. There is just something about being able to kayak alongside whales and in places where you could possibly see bears. There is a place called Johnstone Strait where there are 220 resident Orcas. In addition there are dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, minke whales, eagles and black bears. I could take some amazing photos if I could get out that way. I’d love to do that someday, so I’m going to start saving for an expedition out to the northwest.

I found this website called Spirit of the West Adventures. I was looking for different logos because David Airey is redesigning a logo for me for this blog. How awesome is that? Actually since I have no logo for this site he’s designing one. I won it in his wicked awesome $4,000 contest.

In Vancouver Mild and Foggy….

I have arrived in Vancouver. My suitcase has seen better days and was beat up pretty badly on this flight. I must also mention that this is actually Shelby’s suitcase that I’ve been borrowing. So looks like I owe someone a new suitcase. There’s nothing like getting your suitcase after going through customs in Montreal and finding the entire top wet, pieces hanging off and broken zippers. Unfortunately, or fortunately, when I got to Vancouver the suitcase was dry and the extent of the damage wasn’t as severe as I first observed. However when I opened the suitcase in the hotel room I noticed that there was a problem with the zipper and around the zipper were a couple of tears. Not thrilled about that.

I experienced something on this flight that I have never experienced before on a domestic US flight. Body Odor! I’m not talking, hey its a little stinky in here, I’m talking full on, honkin’, dirty underwear in the sun all day, STINK. I finally made my flight. I ran from security to the gate and just made it.

So, being the model of shape and health I was sucking wind like nobodies business when I got to my seat. BIG MISTAKE!!! I think I took years off my life with those few gasps in the plane. Eventually throughout the flight the smell wasn’t as strong until the plane landed and these people began to move. Again my sense of smell was assaulted with the diversity of customs that make our land great. What makes me wonder is how can these people adopt the way of life of the gangsta rapper but totally be oblivious of soap, shampoo and deodorant. We just need ODB to rap, “A spritz under the pits is the shiznizits” and maybe the rest of us can breathe easier.

Okay I’m sorry, But, I landed safely and the land out here is beautiful. I’m on the 16th floor overlooking the mountains at every turn. They are awesome. I’ll post some photos once the fog clears.