I love sea kayaking and I thrive on sharing my passion for the sport with others. From leisurely day paddles in scenic waters to the endurance challenge of expeditions and the adrenaline rush of surf and tidal race paddling, I enjoy and am excited by the diversity that sea kayaking offers.


Peter @ work. Photo by Makia Minich.

For my day job, I’m a computer software executive for a large company based in the US. I work with a remarkable team of computer science and storage specialists on ambitious projects that involve a lot of travel, sitting in meetings, and general lack of physical activity. Sea kayaking is a great physical counter-balance to my otherwise sedentary work lifestyle.

I’m a proud member of Team Core, a skilled group of paddlers with whom I play and learn from on a regular basis. We all consider ourselves privileged to live in Nova Scotia and to boat with one another. We push and are pushed by each other to advance our skill and raise the level of sea kayaking in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

My most memorable trip to date is the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, where I paddled with good friends for a week in the spectacular fiords of the most remote reaches of the province. The experience sparked my interest tripping and I look forward to many more ambitious journies to come.

I have earned Paddle Canada Level 4 Skills, Level 2 Instructor, and British Canoe Union (BCU) 4 Star Leadership awards.

This website is a personal project for me to explore my emerging interest in writing.

What is “Dao” and what does it have to do with Kayaking?