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Thunderbay, Ontario’s sleeping giant  or Nanabijou, the Spirit of The Deep Sea Water according to one Ojibway legend. Nanabijou was turned to stone when the secret location of a rich silver mine was disclosed. A beautiful view from our room at the @princearthurhotel , Thunderbay is one of those cities that we’ve stayed on the outskirts of our way west before but never explore. We had a lovely stay downtown, views of the waterfront and a really delicious meal at bight restaurant and bar. Dropping into Thunderbay for the night is highly recommended. If you stop at the Terry Fox monument the wonderful tourist centre can tell you everything you need to know😴
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@discoverontario @visitthunderbay #visittbay @ontariotravel #discoveron #roadtrip #vanlife Winter nights in small town northern Ontario have a distinct feel with their wide, snow covered main streets devoid of traffic either foot or vehicle. Wawa, home of the famous Wawa Goose monument lights up its downtown with a tribute to the famous Wawa Goose that has attracted visitors since 1963 🦆
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@wawa @wawatourism @ontariotravel @discoverontario @destinationnorthernontario @canamrv @mercedesbenzvansca #smalltowncharm #northernontario #rollydooley #roadtrip #roadtripcanada @bluejellyfishsup @fitforanythingadventures ...the big lake they called Gitche Gumee 🎶 *
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#lakesuperior #greatlakes #canadaroadtrip #rollydooley #roadtrip @discoverontario THE NEXT CHAPTER BEGINS 🚐💨
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Steering our new pal, Rolly Dooley across country on a wintery roadtrip to Vancouver Island ❄️
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#roadtripcanada #rollydooley #mercedessprinter #thegreattrail #vanlife @bluejellyfishsup #rollinrollinrollin #keepthemdogiesrollin @fitforanythingadventures @canamrv @mercedesbenzvansca The rain didn't stop Pam from her yoga routine on the Brudenell River in PEI during Canada Onboard's Canada 150 celebration. Wind and fog issues on Charlottetown Harbour meant a diversion to the broad Brudenell, whose placid surface was perfect for downward dogs 🧘‍♀️⠀
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@tourismpei @explorecanada @peinationalpark @women_who_paddle @bluejellyfishsup @fitforanythingadventures #roadtrip #crosscanadapaddlingroadtrip #explorecanada #explorepei #adventure #sup #supcanada #standuppaddleyoga #downwarddog #makingthebestoftherain ⠀
We showed the flag right across Canada during our 150 birthday celebration, holding it tight here on a blustery September day on PEI. Weather and time limited us to a single paddle on an island which boasts plenty of on-water options🇨🇦⠀
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Who We Are

“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.”–  Victoria Erickson

We are Pam Martin and John Kernaghan, 2 adventure seekers on a cross Canada road trip, Stand Up Paddleboards strapped atop first our SUV and then a crazy painted Wicked Camper van. Sort of a bohemian vanlife  meets zoomers, if you will, as we follow our wanderlust, without quitting our jobs, selling our belongings or escaping our family commitments.

We hope to inspire you with our photographs and stories as we explore historic, iconic and hidden waterways by Stand Up Paddleboard, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday!

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​Join us as we commune with local paddling communities, chew the fat with wild adventurers and ogle the stunning Canadian vistas found coast to coast in this glorious country.

Let our discoveries get your travelling juices running and convince you that it’s never too late to heed the call of your wanderlust.

Life is an adventure!

Meet John Kernaghan:

​Travel writer, food critic, personal trainer, kayaker. Kayaker…what…?

John has spent a life time flying around the globe and over Canada in pursuit of a good story. Now, he feels it’s time to really experience all Canada has to offer, up close at a slower pace. John enjoys a little luxury thrown into the adventure mix, a soft pillow, tantalizing meal and and a crisp glass of Pinot at the end of the day. Who would blame him? He is also a Stand Up Paddler in training…this will be fun!
For more on John Kernaghan, see: Fit For Anything Adventures

Meet Pam Martin:

Marine biologist, photographer, SUP instructor/guide, voracious reader.

Pam has spent her life on or in the water, in one form or the other, whether it is paddling, diving, studying or simply enjoying the stoke that being in the outdoors near oceans, lakes and rivers brings. Travel is her passion as is capturing images along the way. Having missed out on both the surf culture and back packing through Europe, she is craving the wanderlust experience one gets from packing everything into a van and hitting the road, boards on top, ready to paddle.
For more on Pam Martin, and her paddle boarding adventures, check out Blue Jellyfish SUP Adventures

On a Road Trip, Together

Together, we are a team. John doing most of the writing and Pam capturing images to document our journey. We are organized, eager and excited! Our only worry…navigation. We are each abysmally, directionally challenged. Add to that our penchant for long, rambling conversations…and who knows what wrong turns we may take, or where we will end up! But… it just adds to the excitement. After all, life is an adventure, and we are thrilled you are coming along with us on ours!

4 comments on “Who We Are

  1. Donna M. Renna says:

    John I am so impressed. You and Pam are so adventurous to take this on. I am so envious. Enjoy the adventure and see you in Calgary! DR

  2. Bob Pawliw says:

    Hey John it’s Bob from River Oaks, I was wondering what you were up to, now I know, wow. Well done.

    1. Donna Renna says:

      Great adventure. You barely made it before the winter though that snow squall around Medickne Hat delayed you a bit. So proud of you accomplishment. Beat to you John and Pam.

    2. Thanks for checking us out, Bob. It was epic and draining, 10,000K and 17 bodies of water in 30 days. Such a spectacular country and even more so on the water in places most people don’t get to. Still working on blogs for PEI top BC. Are you still at River Oaks?

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