2012 Canadian Wildlife Federation Salish Sea expedition, Vancouver Island Circumnavigation
The desire to see the ocean by rowboat was strong. But what would be the reason to take them out to sea again? Over the years the lessons of what they had learned began to take shape and the realization that with the right tools they could create a journey that could teach. With new team mates and a partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation OAR Northwest rebuilt their boat as a data collecting and education machine testing water samples and there bodies as they braved 650 nautical miles around the wild and woolly Vancouver Island visiting schools one day and getting lost in fog the next. At the end they realized that this idea was powerful and began to plan for their second ocean crossing.