Bon voy­age Bart

Kives re­mem­bers his favourite out­door des­ti­na­tions

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - OUTDOORS - JART KIVEp

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.

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