Photo: David Jensen

2020: Port Hardy to Tofino

In 2020, David paddled from Port Hardy to Tofino on Vancouver Island, approximately 500 kms of paddling, cleaning shorelines as he went. The trip took 79 days and covered 1200 kms of shoreline. The debris was placed above storm tide lines for future pickup and removal.

David took very little food with him and supplemented his diet by fishing and foraging. He enjoyed many different types of berries and mushrooms and other plants such as black lily, clover, plantain and kelp. While he relies on books and field research to improve his knowledge, much of what he has learnt has been taught by local Indigenous groups who have of course acquired their knowledge over thousands of years.

Check out Board News to watch David’s video The Food Situation: Fishing, Foraging and Preserves

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