Kiliii’s article, 31 days of Rice, Butter and Ligcod, is featured in the December issue of Sea Kayaker magazine. If you haven’t seen it, check it out!
August of 2008, at four in the afternoon, I pushed my skin-on-frame kayak out into the northern waters of Vancouver Island, loaded with rice, butter, Clif Bars and not much more, really. 30 days later I landed 315 miles away on the western coast, happy to be alive, having survived 40 knot winds, 12 ft swells, upset sea lions, a bear’s nose, and countless sea otters with their ridiculously cute pups. I stayed amazingly healthy feasting off the ocean’s critters and wild edible plants. The verdict? The best thing I have ever done in my life. And I’d do it again.