So after I reached Panama, I went back to work in Canada. While planting trees, my foreman would often take out the British Columbia backroad map and start telling me about interesting places. One of which was this power generating station on the ocean, beside the Coastal Range. Since I already got a packraft for The Darien Gap, I kind of decided to give it a shot - what better place to learn to paddle than in a giant reservoir and later in the ocean!

FULL JOURNAL (with more info on each leg of the trip, photos and stories)

  1. Treeplanting
  2. Where the hell is KEMANO?

MUSIC (open in youtube and click time links from description to find the songs in the video)

for all music download links see SOUNDTRACK page


  • Brad and Dan - Redneck Road (also thanks Brad for giving me the idea for the route!)


  • Axl Ludwig - If Tomorrow
  • Axl Ludwig - Carrion Crow