Owner/Operator Of Wind at your Back Guided Adventures
Barb Parsons-Sooley was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She was raised in Conception Bay where her early years were spent exploring the hills and beaches around Bay Roberts and Port de Grave while she spent time with her Grandmothers. Later she moved to Alberta for 11 years, but the call of Home inevitably brought her back to the shores she loves and knows so well.
Since her return, Barb continued the love of hiking she cultivated in her years out west. She has extensively hiked the East Coast Trail and many of the rich trove of great hiking routes on the Avalon Peninsula.
She also has a vast knowledge of the Hike Discovery, the Bonavista regions trail system, as well as our National Parks, Terra Nova and Gros Morne; having trekked to the top of Gros Morne 3 times.
Barb has been a guide for Road Scholar/Routes Adventures for 3 years.
Being an outdoor person already her love of kayaking came easily. She has been an avid kayaker for the last 9 years and is a Level 1 Certified Sea Kayak Guide with Paddle Canada.
Barb’s most enthusiastic about her outdoor experiences when she gets to share them with others. Leading adventure tourists to discover the natural beauty, breathtaking landscapes and inherent warmth and friendliness of our people, is where she finds herself most at home.
Barb currently lives in the Trinity Bay community of Hearts Delight-Islington with her Husband Dwayne and her 4-legged hiking partner Bella.