Paddle to Seattle: Journey Through the Inside Passage
In homemade wooden boats, J.J. Kelley and Josh Thomas traveled the 1,300-mile Inside Passage on the west coast of Canada and Alaska. 2008 was the rainiest summer in 15-years in our continent’s only rainforest. For three months Kelley and Thomas Paddled to Seattle facing the hardships that accompany a lifestyle predominantly removed from civilization. The adventure film documenting the project, titled “Paddle to Seattle”, is a stunning display of the awe-inspiring landscape that is the Pacific Northwest. Taken from the perspective of an ancient craft, the film speaks to the beauty of people-power over a great distance. The film is interjected with moments of humor that act as a shining credit to the lighthearted spirit of the young adventurers.