“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to kayak in the rain. At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy, and your eyes should be sparkling.” – Anonymous
If you follow my Twitter account, you may have seen some of the kayaking photos I posted this week. I was blessed to have the opportunity to venture out onto the ocean and explore the beautiful shores of Walkers Hook, a clothing optional beach here on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. Many of my blog readers and social media connections have asked me where I live. It came to my mind that some of you may want to visit this gorgeous little slice of open-minded paradise. If you are interested in coming to Salt Spring, please comment on this post or email me. I can send you a list of accommodations (including some clothing optional campsites and air bnbs). If you would like to kayak to a clothing optional Island beach, my sister & brother-in-law’s kayak guide company, Kayak Salt Spring, has the perfect kayak tour for you (shameless plug for my family’s business).
As far as who they are, my sister Caroline (Grace) and my brother-in-law John have lived on Salt Spring Island for over a decade. They’ve both kayaked and enjoyed outdoor activities throughout their lives. John is a teacher and a nature lover. My sister is a passionate outdoor enthusiast, though her mothering career has somewhat limited her ability to get out as much as she might wish she could. To accommodate their daughter, John and Caroline ran an experiential focused home daycare for 8 years. The daycare served their family well, but over the past couple of years I’ve had the honour of watching my niece grow into a beautiful young lady. Running an in home daycare no longer served their family, so they closed it and refocused their energy on their mutual passion for kayaking, outdoor exploration, and living a naturist lifestyle.
This shift in their lives has opened up an opportunity for my sis and her hubby. Last year John spent the time and resources necessary to become a certified kayak guide and a Paddle Canada kayak instructor. Together they took a leap of faith and purchased a small fleet of kayaks and kayaking gear. In 2019 they launched their kayak guide business here on Salt Spring Island! The combination of John’s passion, kayaking skills and his due diligence along with my sister’s organizationals skills, love of nature and her warm and welcoming personality make for the ultimate tour guide team. I realize I am biased, but I can honestly say I truly enjoyed being a guest on their clothing optional kayak tour to Walkers Hook.
If you’d like to book a kayak tour you can contact Caroline & John through their website: Kayak Salt Spring If it’s in my flow I may even join you!
I hope you’re having a truly blissful day, naturally.
From my heart to yours,