From July 3rd to July 27th I flew out to New Brunswick to be a part of an amazing 17 day Outward Bound course. I was fortunate enough to have some family friends who lived in St. Martins and own and operate the Caves Family Restaurant who I sent a few days with before and after the course.
After spending a few days getting our gear and food organized the students arrived and we were off to the Kennebecasis River for the kayak training for a few days around Long Island. We then went off to Grand Manan Island for our expedition kayak section spending about 8 days in and around the outer coast of the island.
The second part of the expedition was hiking the Fundy Footpath from just outside St. Martins to the Fundy National Park over the last 6 days of the course.
From June 15th-21st I had the privilege to be a part of Outward Bound Canada’s staff training. This was great experience to paddle some good whitewater which i hadn’t done all too much of on Canadian rivers. We spent 5 days paddling from Lake Travers to Lake McManus Lake, assessing river conditions, teaching lessons, learning and sharing from one another. The photo below is of the entire group and you can click it for access to a complete slideshow of the trip.