About the Author
led the foundation of the British Columbia Marine Trail Association. Formed in 1993, the BCMTA is committed to creating water trails along the Pacific Northwest Coast that combine recreational and conservational values.John Dowd
has been an avid kayaker for over thirty-five years and has led many sea kayaking expeditions. He was publisher of the sport's first magazine and has been recognized by Canoe Magazine
as one of the twelve individuals who have had the biggest impact on paddle sports. He makes his home in West Vancouver, BC.