This week's podcast - in my opinion, one of the best we've put out - features two athletes who don't need an engine to cross massive bodies of water.
1. Dean Burke
Dean, undoubtedly one of the best storytellers AND hardest-core athletes in the Pacific Northwest, recently became one of a very small number of human beings to paddleboard across the Straight of Juan de Fuca between the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island during the first stage of the ridiculous and utterly intriguing Race to Alaska. 50-ish miles of just him, a board, a paddle, a bunch of fog, and the open sea. I'm sure we'll be sharing more about that story in the future, because Dean's one of our favorites. For now, bookmark this page for a time when you have about 45 minutes to watch his presentation above about Puget Sound. Guaranteed you'll see Tacoma, WA in a whole new light, and move paddling on Puget Sound to the top of your bucket list!
2. Melissa Kegler
Our second storyteller on this week's podcast is pursuing the "Triple Crown of Swimming", which you probably haven't heard of because almost no one has done it. It involves crossing the Catalina Channel in California (20.2 miles), the English Channel (21 Miles), and swimming around Manhattan (28.5 miles). She ticked off Catalina (and tells us a story about it...) in 2016, and England is up next in August. Find out more about Melissa on her website, and toss some money her way to help her get from England to France! (I don't know how these things work but I'm guessing it pays for like 16 wetsuits and a shark cage or two? Just kidding. She tells you exactly where your money will go on the site! And it's not to wetsuits because she doesn't have time for that crap.)