People – Place – PlanetJuly 26th, 2012
Connections – Seascape has always been about people making connections with each other and to the special places which we explore. Earlier this season I spent several weeks on the island getting ready for the paddling season in Canada.
And we have a new greeter at Seascape Kayak Tours…
Tayra the wonder dog.
Jacques Blais, a former Seascape guide arrived with a cousin to go for a paddle in outrigger canoes, which he races in Hawaii… Strange boats but a good visit with Monsieur Blais… On the same day Andrea Ednie, her husband Chad and son Owen arrived to spend some time. It had been over three years since we had connected… Chad and Andrea connected while working for Seascape, hopefully, we can count on Owen in the future.
Andrea and family have been running the operation in Canada with Guy Quinn while I have been guiding a series of trips in Costa Rica…
The guide training program flowed nicely with a number of paddlers making their first visit to our base on Deer Island… Ebb and Flow, our kayak and yoga program was operated as an unplugged program. The weekend was a great success with friends reconnecting, finding flow, community and light.
Looking forward to Espiritu Del Mar (Kayoga – Costa Rica, January 4-12, 2013 )
A mysterious paddle among the weirs around the Bay of Fundy
Michel and Denise friends from Montreal, who had paddled with us in both Newfoundland and Costa Rica, spent a week on Deer Island exploring the Bay of Fundy… Peter, a friend who originally participated on a coast-to-coast trip in Costa Rica and who is now living in the southern zone of the country is assisting with trips in Costa Rica. I still enjoy working with groups of older people who want to try ocean kayaking for the first time… last week we had a woman in her seventies paddle in a single for the duration of the trip… inspirational… living life to the fullest….
During my first week in Costa Rica I took a couple from Tambor Tropical for a half-day trip from Reserva Curu. It was a wonderful experience… wildlife, paddling conditions and personal connections… On the way back to Tambor we enjoyed an authentic lunch or casado with refrescos… a perfect opportunity to share with local people. When we arrived back at the hotel Josh and Jessica invited me to participate in their beachfront wedding ceremony… connections for a lifetime.
Seascape is a business, however, it is also a community of people who come together to share experiences… People come and go but it is nice to know that our locations in Canada and Costa Rica provide our community with special places to return to …
Let the connections flow….
Happy summer …. Pura Vida