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A Year in the Life of a Kayak Guide

2018 was a huge year for me In January a friend (thanks Jo) reassured me that I had the skills to be a Canadian kayak guide, sending me down a path I never expected I’d get to walk. A google search in February prompted me to email some guy called Brody at Go With The…

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Festive thoughts

Christmas is approaching. Down here in New Zealand that means the Pohutukawa trees   are flowering bright red, the sun is setting just after 9 each night, and the kids have just finished the school year. It was a very odd experience last week to be sitting in the garden, wrestling with Go With The Flow’s instagram…

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Harbour Seal

baby seal on rock - Broughton archipeligo

It’s been a busy few weeks. There is so much to learn guiding down here in New Zealand, for a start all the weather systems are upside down and now a southerly wind doesn’t mean lovely warm air blown up from the tropics, but a cold gust coming up from the Antarctic. Then there’s the…

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Going with the Flow in New Zealand

Golden Bay New Zealand Three months ago I got a job down in Golden Bay in New Zealand through a series of long distance phone calls and confused time zone emails. Now I’m here in Takaka and after a hectic couple of weeks of exploring, learning and kayaking, I’ve finally got enough time to write…

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