“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!
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!