After paddling, Dylan and I went down to Victoria for a few days to sight-see before heading back to Alberta.
The greyhound looped around MillBay before heading down the Mallahat, which was a wave of nostalgia.
Courtenay, British Columbia → Nanaimo → Victoria, British Columbia
Going on an adventures in a sea-kayak for two 🚣🏼♀️
Hanging out on Quadra island before we put in tomorrow 🚣🏼♀️ with all the driftwood on the beach, I’m really tempted to make a throne 😬
On my way to Quadra Island for some sea Kayaking
Edmonton International Airport → Calgary International Airport → Comox, British Columbia → Campbell River, British Columbia
Today was my first day in okinawa. Tetsu picked me up from the hotel and we made our way to a small harbour for the day. I was the only person picked up, but three Thai kids around my age met us at the boat. They were lovely.
We saw so many nudibranchs in every shape and size: my favourite sea creature. Seeing so many was a real surprise. During the summer, these sea slugs make their way into the coral to beat the heat. Being on the cusp of the season, it was a gamble as to whether we'd see them. This was the first time since high school that I'd seen them. Unlike my encounters in the Florida keys, the nudibranchs were so varied in colour: jet black, pale cream, bright blue. Spiky, smooth, and geometric.
It felt good to jump in the pool. To be honest, I hadn't quite relaxed since arrived in Japan. I had a lot of fun, but there was no down-time. Laying back on the boat between dives and letting the sun warm me up provided a much needed breather.
When we arrived back on land, Tetsu asked if I wanted lunch. After spending the morning swimming with the fishes, we ate at a local fish market. We wandered around the stalls and settled on a local soba place: the best soba I've had.