What do you do when your best friend dies doing something you both love?
In 2011, Zac Crouse toured his album ‘You Plan To Do Nothing’ from Ottawa ON, to Halifax NS using only a sea kayak and a bicycle. It was a journey Zac had intended to do with his friend Corey; who died during a kayaking adventure with Zac in Nova Scotia. The experience left Zac with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and inspired Zac’s latest project, Paddle To The Ocean.
Paddle To The Ocean is a music & film project about using a kayak, a banjo and a bicycle to recover from PTSD.
The Paddle To The Ocean soundtrack includes two original songs + eight instrumental songs featuring members of Acres and Acres and a poem by Halifax’s Poet–Laureate Tanya Davis.
The Paddle To The Ocean documentary film is directed by Kelsey Thompson.