west coast adventure

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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Current Events

Arriving to Go with the Flow We start our tours with a water taxi ride out to Maurelle Island. We leave from the historic Heriot Bay Inn and cruise up the east coast of Quadra Island until Maurelle’s Dome Mountain appears on the mountainous horizon. Then we duck into Surge Narrows, and that’s when things…

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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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Reflections on Connections

Divisive Devices In my Internet wanderings this week I stumbled across a remarkable statistic; 35% of British Columbians would prefer to give up their spouse for the day than go without their smartphone. This little nugget is from a recent study released by BC Hydro that looks into our relationships with our devices. “A new…

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Get off the grid and reconnect with nature

view of the sea from the deck

We have dreams all the time. Don’t we? Some people remember their dreams, others give up on their dreams. Who has the time for dreaming anyway?! It seems with modern technology and our wireless environment, our dreamtime is being taken up, perhaps in more ways than we realize. With our busy lives, sleeping and dreaming…

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Going With The Spring Flow 2012

Spring has sprung in the Discovery Islands! We have have been getting busy with the spring weather, turning gardens, planting, cleaning up from the winter storms and fine tuning for a busy summer kayaking season. This season we are further refining our facility for the comfort of our guests including a new covered dining patio,…

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