A group of recent retirees from Victoria are heading North to Alaska by kayak. Alan Campbell, David Maxwell, and Rob Zacharias left Willows Beach in Victoria a couple of weeks ago for a planned three-paddle north. Other local paddlers are joining them for various parts of the journey. They aren't novices -- Zacharias kayaked around Vancouver Island in 2004 -- but this is the longest trip for all of them.
You can hear a CBC interview with them here, and you can follow their adventure on their website.