In 2005, Barry paddled around Great Britain with Philip Clegg and Harry Whelan in 80 days. He’s paddled across the Irish Sea between Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man 8 times, a distance of up to 60 miles, and he's paddled 75 miles around Anglesey in just 13 and a half hours. In 2007 he paddled 300 miles around the Mediterranean island of Corsica.
Barry works enough to pay the bills and spends as much time as possible paddling, usually going out 4 or 5 times a week. He often works as a carpenter or teaches sea kayaking for SeakayakingUK, and at national and international symposiums.
In 2008 he is attempting to circumnavigate New Zealand's South Island with Justine Curvengen.