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”

All Gale the Queen

Saturday, June 25, 12022 HE This paddle has been on my to-do list for a long time. I first read about the possibility on Norm Hann’s website. Somewhere in my searches of his material, I came across a post about crossing from Ch’xay (pronounced Chai-hai, Horseshoe Bay) to Xwlíl’xhwm (meaning “Fast Drumming Ground”, a.k.a. Snug Cove) on Nex̱wlélex̱m (Bowen Island) for breakfast and coffee at the Snug Cove Cafe. The ideaContinue reading “All Gale the Queen”

Passage Island Paddle Pass

Saturday, May 21, 12022 HE We spent a night in North Vancouver with my in-laws, so I planned for an afternoon paddle on the North Shore. Last year, on the May long weekend, I tried to paddle from Ambleside to Caulfeild Cove but was stymied by the lack of afternoon parking. In the end, I defaulted to Caulfeild Cove and managed to findContinue reading “Passage Island Paddle Pass”

SUP Spelunk

This was a quick paddle along the Point Atkinson coastline checking out some nooks and crannies. En route I found a cave to briefly explore. I then toured around the Grebe Islets before heading in. Check the pics below. Below are my route and statistics recorded on Geo Tracker.