#LetsModo & #thisismywild on a #Microadventure
Whoa! What’s with all the hashtags, girl?
If you are anything like me, you live for adventure: big, small, even micro – the curiosity and desire to see the world while having a unique experience runs in your veins. As someone who has chosen to primarily get around by bike for the last fifteen years, accessibility to certain adventures in this beautiful province has been a consistent issue for me. While planning an adventure has always come easy – the getting to it has been more of a challenge.
The great news for me and the rest of us Southern Vancouver Islanders is that things have recently changed because – huzzah! – Modo has come to Victoria. I couldn’t be more excited about this development because I’m a woman on a mission – a mission to rewild my own life and in the process support as many more people as possible to also have a great time outside in our wild Island backyard. And a Modo membership solves a key barrier to getting out there, more far-flung and more frequently: accessibility.
Recently, to help fulfill a desire to support more folks getting out into the wild more frequently, some friends and I started an organization called WILD:life (more clunkily and for the purposes of BC Registry Services referred to as the Canadian Society for WILD:life). Why? We grew up outdoors and had some killer formative experiences in nature and we’ve noticed (along with a growing body of experts and researchers) that something different’s happening for the next generation.
Taking inspiration from Alastair Humphreys, the man who delivered the concept of microadventure to the world, WILD:life will be looking at the capitol region with this lens, publishing stories from the South Island and asking you to share your own stories along the way.
When my WILD:life partners and I were planning what our first Modo-supported microadventure would be, we decided to focus on the beautiful southern Gulf Islands. And we began, as adventures often do, with a question: How many Gulf Islands do you think we could visit in a day and return to Victoria without staying overnight?
I’m happy to say that with an assist from a very capable Toyota Camry and more trips on BC Ferries that I typically make in a year I answered that question, and in the process was able to share a stellar #microadventure with a couple of good friends, Jill (from the Wild Family of Wild Isle, blogging at Get on the Beaten Path) and Christine.
View the rest on Quietly and don’t be shy to drop me a line if you’d like some more info on itinerary and ideas for planning your own #LetsModo Gulf Islands getaway.