Beau Miles. Award winning filmmaker, poly-jobist, speaker, odd.

On a recent crossing of Bass Strait in a sea kayak, Beau was voted 5th worst dressed in a party of 5. Being offbeat and NQR speaks volumes about how Beau goes about life and represents himself to the world, believing wholeheartedly that we're all weird. His offbeat stories of adventure exemplify a curious view of the human condition.

Films and Documentaries

Adventures and quirky projects.

Bass by Kayak (2017)

Six episode film series about a small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks.

Africa by Kayak (2010)

Starting in Mozambique and continuing along the South African coast, Beau paddles for five months and covers 2000kms around Africa.

Trials of Miles (2012)

Traversing Australia’s highest peaks, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself over the famous Australian Alps Walking Track, becoming the first person to run the 650km trail.

Junk Paddle

We can buy a paddle, or wood to make a paddle… But what about making one from Junk? Collecting rubbish wood between my train station and my office, this is the story of a junk-made-paddle.

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Journal

Musings, articles, projects, updates and Q&A’s.

Bass by Kayak

A product of the 70’s

Like most Aussies I’m a fringe dweller. I live an hour from the coast. On a clear day from the top of my paddock I can see Western Port. But I’m no salty. My surfer mates, station-wagon dudes with skunking wetsuits in the backseat, possess an acute relationship with the…
Film

Winning film festivals, or life

Bless em, the judging panel of the Paddling Film Festival and The Waterwalker Film Festival have voted Bass by Kayak the best sea kayaking film of 2018. They’re nice emails to get first thing in the morning. Cartoon figure trophies jump from the inbox, laden with digital wreaths and laurels.…
Trail Running

Continuing AAWT washup

Today marks three weeks since I left the track. Flatly, I miss it. I still remember the lost trails, jungle thick re-growth, a shin twice as large as its opposite, driving rain, dusty heat- like yesterday. But it's waning, the vivid livingness of it - both good and bad. I…
Feature article

The first, worst trail running guide

I sat on the cold brickwork, wondering if I’d get hemaroids. Flags flapped. Early light streaked across the cobblestones. There was a nip in the air. My stomach made creaking sounds under the weight of a huge banana, and milky tea was expanding four slices of marmalade toast. I felt…
A Mile an Hour
To my body, the idiot
Feature article
Running with scissors, or kids
Trail Running
Me runnin’ shoes
Journal
How much does a PhD weigh?
Trail Running
Alps training grind
Philosophy
What’s my Gripe?
Patagonia
Philosophy
Patagonia
Trail Running
A fox, a castle, brown & bread

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