Spent my birthday in Prince George canoeing down 55 km of the Nichako River, which took around 6 hours with a few stops on the way. Martin Daburger and myself ran a little white water but he got us through fine. Must have have seen about 8 bald eagles, one Osprey, and a Moose and her calf bathing in the water.
We saw one human on the run. It was just bliss though I now a little ached up in a few joints. As soon as I hit the water and drift on the current the world changes. The sound of it all, the gentle power of the water as it caresses the hull, then the rhythm of the paddle and the sense that everything is slowing down. Back home to the UK tomorrow where it will all speed up again.