Bon voyage Bart
Kives remembers his favourite outdoor destinations
SINCE I started writing about outdoor recreation and wilderness travel, the question I found myself fielding most frequently is “Where is your favourite place to go?” The answer is always “Somewhere I’ve never been.” The world’s too big and life’s too short to do the same thing over and over again. During my 46 years, I’ve seen a lot of Manitoba, a bit of the continent and a few corners of the rest of the planet. I’ve paddled in a dugout on the Niger River to get a close-up view of hippos. I’ve spied a polar bear on Amundsen Gulf sea ice from the deck of a Canadian Coast Guard research vessel. I’ve day-hiked Slovakia’s Tatry Mountains, Costa Rica’s Corcovado rain forest and Israel’s Negev desert. I’ve paddled alongside dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, belugas in the Churchill River estuary and orcas in B.C.’s Johnstone Strait.