A Trekking 1st: Fisherman Justin Barbour and his dog, Saku, Fish & Packraft Their Way Across Newfoundland
A Man & His Dog Make the 1st Trek Across the Remote Newfoundland Wilderness, Feeding Themselves With Fish Along The Way
Over the last few years Justin Barbour has completed and filmed solo long distance trips throughout his province. Last year he found a new adventure partner–his Cape Shore Water Dog, Saku. At only 13 months, Saku has seen a lot of land. Bred for life in the woods and retrieving waterfowl, he always wants to be exploring. Earlier in 2017, Justin and Saku completed the first recorded 450-mile snowshoeing, walking, and paddling trek across Newfoundland, through primarily trackless, remote country. In his social media posts regarding the trip he rarely uses the word “I”. That is because they were a team. Justin (and Saku) wouldn’t have it any other way. Justin hopes that through his films, writing’s and photos, others will learn about life outdoors and also be inspired to chase their own adventures and challenges in life, Wilderness related or not. Thanks to Justin for his recent Instagram takeover. Want to see more? Visit him on Facebook or check out his website.
Photos & text by Justin Barbour
Justin Barbour lives in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Currently he teaches K-12 Physical Education/Science. As a child, he developed (and still has) a deep passion for adventure and nature. Now he wants to share it with others in an age where he believes these values are being lost. To do this he began documenting his wilderness expeditions in beautifully rugged environments. Justin loves pushing the limits and going outside his comfort zone in the elements. This is when he is at his best and feels the most excited to live.