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PostHeaderIcon Tough Girl Podcast



Justine is proud to be interviewed on the ‘Tough Girl’ podcast and had a good laugh doing it. This interview is part of a series carried out by Sarah Williams, who is no stranger to adventure herself. Every Tuesday she published a podcast with a female adventurer and they are very information and entertaining.

Click my photo, or here to listen to mine.

I am in Antarctica when it publishes, but tried to set up my blog to publish the news at the right time! It should be live at 7am UK time on Tuesday 14th February – so if the link isn’t working it may be too early. It may not be everyone’s idea of something to do on Valentine’s Day, but you may enjoy it at some point!

PostHeaderIcon 4 awards and multiple reviews for “Kayaking the Aleutians”

Sarah on the big screen

Sarah on the big screen on the tour

Baja – here I come! I’m about to head off to circumnavigate Isla Angel de al Guarda – the 2nd largest island in the Sea of Cortez with Ginni Callahan, Santiago, Ramon & Dick. It will be a welcome change after over 30 “Kayaking the Aleutians” Presentations in the last 5 weeks. I’ve been trying to catch up on emails and my to-do-list today before disappearing from internet access for 2 weeks.

Firstly…. the film has now won 4 awards which is really exciting!

Best Film at the German Kayak Film Festival
Best Sea kayaking film at the Waterwalker Festival
Best Adventure film at the Waterwalker Festival
Best Kayaking film at the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival.

I was on TV in Toronto talking about it – they spent longer plastering me in make-up than interviewing me but my family think I’m famous now I’ve been on TV!

There have been quite a few reviews of “Kayaking the Aleutians” that have come out – all of them good!

Award-winning Bushcraft instructor Paul Kirtley has just recorded a podcast with me about the film which you can listen to here.

Global Grapevine caught up with me at the Adventure Travel Show and have published an interview about technology on adventures here.

I finally met the friendly John Herbert & Louise in Victoria. They reviewed the DVD on their blog KayakYak here and just for good measure put up a post about my talk at Ocean River Sports.

Road Trip with James Roberts & Dympna Hayes

Road Trip with James Roberts & Dympna Hayes

Canada’s Mountain Life Magazine reviewed the film here. Mark Rainsley was surprised I asked him to review it and surprised that he wished the film was longer.

Kevin Callan‘s daughter Kyla gave the film a big thumbs up on the Explore Magazine blog, with her only fault the fact that we swore in it, although she added that she would have sworn as well if she’d been there!

The Bristol Bay Times published a more detailed story about how the Aleutian communities touched us on the journey.

Tatiana from Italy thinks this is my best film yet. gives the thumbs up in Norwegian here.

If you haven’t seen “Kayaking the Aleutians” yet, you can buy a download here.

If you are in the UK, Europe, Australasia the DVD is available here.

For North America, South America & Japan, the DVD store is here.

The DVD (and full download) contains a 55 minute version of the film AND a 70 minute Directors cut, plus 4 bonus films from the Bay of Fundy, Wales and Tofino, Canada.

And you can see James Roberts’ film about kayaking in Greenland last year for free here (or play it below). I toured with James & his wife Dympna for a week and it was great fun. I really enjoyed James’ film, edited by David Hartman, despite watching it 5 times in 5 nights!

OK, the island is calling and I must go……








PostHeaderIcon Justine speaking at London Olympia’s Adventure Travel Show

Adventure Travel Show talkPhew, that was a long blog title but it pretty much sums up the situation. I’m excited to be talking at the Adventure Travel Show in about 10 days time. Now in it’s 19th Year, this is the UK’s only event dedicated to discovering the world off the beaten track. You can meet the biggest collection of specialist adventure travel companies in the business and  hear over 100 inspirational talks from the likes of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Doug Scott, Monty Halls, Benedict Allen, Dave Cornthwaite and Felicity Aston. All the talks are free once you pay a small fee to get in.

And here’s some more good news! My name is finally getting people somewhere –  you can get advance tickets for only £6 – saving £4 off the door price if you quote ‘JUSTINE’ when booking online at or when calling 0871 230 7159 (calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras). I’m tempted to buy a few myself to make sure that not everyone goes along to see the big names!

I’m also on a panel on Saturday afternoon with other adventurers talking about how we got started, which should be fun.

Adventure Pannel

When I’m not talking, I’ll be hanging out quite a lot at the ‘Say YES more’ booth, run by Dave Cornthwaite where I’ll have DVDs for sale. I’ll be there on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, perhaps longer!

In other news,  the’Kayaking the Aleutians’ film is getting really close to being finished. It will be released in mid- to late- February, and I’ll be going on tour with the film soon afterwards – details to be announced as things get organised.

For now, it’s confirmed that I’ll be at Canoecopia, the world’s largest paddlesports show in Wisconsin, and I’m presenting and paddling at the U.S. Storm gathering in Trinidad, California – both in March. If you are near the West coast of the States / Canada, or somewhere between Chicago and New Jersey by road and you’d like me to give a presentation then please get in touch!


PostHeaderIcon “This is Justine”

Paddling articleSorry about the narcissistic blog title! It’s the name of an article in this months Paddling magazine in Norway. While the title slightly embarrasses me, it now seems an obvious choice for a profile article about me, considering that I’ve been making films branded as the ‘This is the Sea’ series for 10 years.

I was lucky enough to go to a sea kayaking symposium in the south of Norway last year organised by Kajakkentusiastene. During the event, I was interviewed by the curious Sissel Lahna who was keen to get an insight into what drives me to paddle on trips and to make a series of films about kayaking. Some thoughtful emails and discussions followed the initial interview and I think she was happy that she’s found out a little bit of what is Justine! It’s on sale now!