Hecate Strait kayak crossing raises money for camp

  • Sep. 10, 2008 5:00 a.m.

They started in the pitch dark at Rose Spit at 3:30 am on Friday and were across Hecate Strait 13 hours later. They stopped for the night on Melville Island and arrived in Prince Rupert the next afternoon (after kayaking among spouting humpback whales hidden by thick fog). Mount Moresby Adventure Camp guide Jonathan Dunsmore said the weather window was perfect, even though they started with a swell breaking over their bows. The challenging crossing, completed by four people in two double kayaks – Mr. Dunsmore, Jonathan Ebbs, Joanne Hager and Luke Borserio – was undertaken to raise money for the MMAC summer camp program for seven to 13 year-olds. The kayakers were delighted to be visited by former Masset Sergeant Jim Vardy and Sandspit Constable Blake Ward in the RCMP boat while underway. Never too late to donate: call 626-3494.

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