SOMETIMES I’M SO PROUD of my achievements, and then there are people like Bruce Kirkby, who blow me away. Kirkby crossed the Georgia Straight, from Vancouver to Victoria, on an inflatable standup paddleboard. His journey took over 70 miles and several days, in hopes of finding an answer the question, “Why take the ferry?”

His short film goes beyond his desire to SUP across Canadian waters — Kirkby sought to redefine what “adventure” means to himself, and to others around the world. I’d say I agree with his sentiments; adventure is not a one-size-fits-all idea. It’s an interpretation. It gets us to where we need to be.