Messing About in the Broken Group Islands

One of my favorite outdoorsy quotes from literature comes from the book The Wind and the Willows, and goes:
There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” So
true.

Which leads me to post this article about paddling the Broken Group
Islands in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of
Canada
. The writer, Matt Jackson, explores this gorgeous region, battles curious and lethargic sea lions, checks
out the lively tide pools, and generally gives a wonderful impression of this “shattered jigsaw puzzle of rocky islands
and islets” that lies between Bamfield and Ucluelet on the west coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island. It’s a longish,
satisfying piece and worth a read.