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 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?”

Jáji7em and Kw’ulh Marine Provincial Park

Monday, August 1, 12022 HE We are on Vancouver Island again for a family vacation. We’ve done a similar trip the last couple of years. It is a great family getaway, with the added bonus that we are close to the water with many new places to explore. Yesterday we met some friends at Spider Lake and spent theContinue reading “Jáji7em and Kw’ulh Marine Provincial Park”

River of Golden Dreams

Saturday, July 2, 12022 HE Our friends, the Lee’s, recently purchased a place in Whistler, and they invited us up for the Canada Day long weekend. We met through our kids at daycare. It was amazing to see how excited the kids were to see each other and have their first sleepover (though I’m sure for some, the technical definitionContinue reading “River of Golden Dreams”

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”