However, I did manage to make it to the "Great Ocean Traverses" presentation at the 2012 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Saturday night at Pacific Cinematheque.
|John Vaillant will read|
from his book, Tuesday.
The first part of Saturday's presentation was a slide show and talk by Paul Gleeson, about rowing across the Atlantic Ocean with his girlfriend as part of an international race (which he later turned into a book.)
He was humorous, charming, witty - your typical Irishman. A very inspirational talk, as well. He left us with four questions:
1. What would you do if you knew you only had five years to live?
2. What would you do if you had no limitations?
3. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
4. What would you like to see if you could meet yourself in the future, five years from now?
|Beau Miles: by kayak around Africa|
Also running that night, at Centennial Theatre, are several other water-conservation oriented presentations, as part of the "Sacred Headwaters" theme, including White Water, Black Gold.
I might not make it to those, having had my fill (if that's possible!) of water, paddling, rowing et al, already. But I'm really pumped about Tuesday's "Tiger Night."
The VIMFF website lists all the themes and movies as the festival continues through until Saturday, Feb. 18.