Twenty years earlier, I spent an entire summer guiding sea-kayak journeys amid these pastoral southern Gulf Islands – part of an area now referred to as the Salish Sea. The region was, and remains, surprisingly wild, given that it lies within sight of Vancouver and its North Shore mountains.
Fate and circumstance kept me away for two decades, until last spring when, on a whim, I bought an inflatable stand-up paddleboard. Living in British Columbia’s landlocked interior, I loved surfing, missed the ocean and was looking for a cure.
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