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First recorded in 1995-2000; shortening of weblog

The Wonderful Weirdness of Water

Saturday, November 19, 12022 HE Early in 2006, commercial fishers were forbidden to ply their trade in Sydney Harbour. The problem was toxic quantities of the nasty chemical, dioxin, getting into their fish. The problem had apparently been present for many years, but had been ignored. Unfortunately, this is the case with many chemicals, whereContinue reading “The Wonderful Weirdness of Water”

SUP Biomechanics: Lower Back Volume 2

Anatomy of a Paddle Stroke 3.0 Tuesday, November 1, 12022 HE Happy Samhain (or if you’re the Christian holiday appropriative type, happy All Saints Day)! For the backstory to this post, see my first post on biomechanics. And for more background information on general lower back anatomy and biomechanics, see this post: “Lower Back: Volume 1“. For anatomical and biomechanicalContinue reading “SUP Biomechanics: Lower Back Volume 2”

SUP Biomechanics: Lower Back Volume 1

Anatomy 103 Saturday, October 22, 12022 HE A word of warning. My interest in anatomy started in high school when I got into strength training. Anatomy was then my favourite subject during my undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics. It remained my favourite subject during my Physical Therapy studies. It was still my favourite topic when I completed a DiplomaContinue reading “SUP Biomechanics: Lower Back Volume 1”

On Tides

Tuesday, September 20, 12022 HE Why does the moon raise and lower the tides over and over again?It has to make shore. Source: https://upjoke.com/tide-jokes I love a good pun as well as a corny joke. For more tide jokes, check out this link to upjoke.com. The one about the three women and a man on theContinue reading “On Tides”

Naramata to Penticton Downwind

Saturday, September 17, 12022 HE I am in Naramata, British Columbia, for a wedding. If you are unfamiliar with the area, it is part of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and historically was known for its many orchards. Now it is famous as a premier wine-producing region in Canada. Naramata is a spectacular destination and highly recommended for winos, oenophiles, paddlers,Continue reading “Naramata to Penticton Downwind”

SUP’in the Sound 2.0: Day Three

Ramillies Channel to Jericho Beach Monday, September 5, 12022 HE This post is the account of Day Three of my three-day, two-night stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour through Átl’ḵa7tsem (Howe Sound, click here for pronunciation). I launched from Locarno Beach and SUPed to Sxwan’shnm (Tantalus Landing Marine Recreation Site) on Day One (for details, see this post “SUP’in the Sound 2.0: DayContinue reading “SUP’in the Sound 2.0: Day Three”

SUP’in the Sound 2.0: Day Two

Tantalus Landing to Ramillies Channel Sunday, September 4, 12022 HE This post is the account of Day Two of my three-day two-night stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour through Átl’ḵa7tsem (Howe Sound, click here for pronunciation), from Locarno Beach to Sxwan’shnm (Tantalus Landing Marine Recreation Site). Day Two was the start of my return from Tantalus Landing to ínaḵa Lhaxwm (Ramillies Channel Marine Recreation Site).Continue reading “SUP’in the Sound 2.0: Day Two”

SUP’in the Sound 2.0: Day One

Locarno Beach to Tantalus Landing Saturday, September 3, 12022 HE Last summer Trevor and I tried to paddle from Horseshoe Bay to Squamish (check out the details of that previous post here, “SUP’in the Sound“) for a multiday stand up paddleboard (SUP) round-trip. Unfortunately, we met stronger than hoped headwinds. The winds forced us to turn back just past PorteauContinue reading “SUP’in the Sound 2.0: Day One”

Galiano Gallery, Gabriola Island. Say what?

Tuesday, August 9, 12022 HE gallery noungal·​lery | \ ˈga-lə-rē, ˈgal-rē \plural galleriesDefinition of gallery1a: a roofed promenade : COLONNADEb: CORRIDOR sense 1 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallery A year minus a day later, I find myself in the same waters. Last year, on the 10th of August, I circumnavigated Saysutshun (Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park). After having ventured to Jáji7em and Kw’ulh Marine Provincial Park (aka. Sandy Island) on the Qualicum Beach leg of our Vancouver Island familyContinue reading “Galiano Gallery, Gabriola Island. Say what?”


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