Neil Frazer was born in Comox on Vancouver Island in 1948. Neil earned an engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in geophysics from Princeton University. He is currently a professor of geophysics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In Hawaii, a kayak is his vessel, but for the past ten summers Neil has used small open motorboats to explore the outer coasts and the inlets from Puget Sound to Glacier Bay. This book is the result of four voyages around the Queen Charlotte Islands from Langara Island in the north to Sgan Gwaii and Rose Harbour in the south. Neil lives in Kailua, Hawaii with his wife and their three teenage children.