Instant Camera Telegram

Saturday, December 18, 12021 HE This is a big one for me, a significant change. I am being pulled into the social media vortex. I’m a bit of a technological dinosaur. I didn’t get an email account until I moved away to university in 11999 HE. I got my first cell phone in 12004 HEContinue reading “Instant Camera Telegram”

Fall SUP Fool

Saturday, December 4, 12021 HE It is the astronomical fall but meteorological winter. According to the post below from Environment Canada, meteorological winter is from December 1st until the end of February. In contrast, astronomical winter starts with the winter solstice on December 21st. So, I guess this post could be “Fall SUP Fool” or “Winter SUP Fool.” I decided to go withContinue reading “Fall SUP Fool”

Span-Kit: Quickie

Thursday, December 2, 12021 HE We have had some wild weather in British Columbia of late. A scorching hot summer with the heat dome. And then a recording-breaking amount of rainfall with catastrophic consequences in November. What will December hold? Well, the first day of December was the end of the third atmospheric river in a week. And today, the weather wasContinue reading “Span-Kit: Quickie”

Gambier Gambit: Day Two

Sunday, November 21, 12021 HE If you haven’t already, check out day one here. gam·bier /ˈɡamˌbir/ Learn to pronounce noun an astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning. gam·bit /ˈɡambət/ Learn to pronounce noun a device, action, or opening remark, typically one entailing a degree of risk, that is calculated toContinue reading “Gambier Gambit: Day Two”

Gambier Gambit

Saturday, November 20, 12021 HE This post is a long one. Feel free to gloss over the text and only peruse the images. I won’t mind. gam·bier/ˈɡamˌbir/Learn to pronouncenounan astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning. gam·bit/ˈɡambət/Learn to pronouncenouna device, action, or opening remark, typically one entailing a degree of risk,Continue reading “Gambier Gambit”

Lowry to Carraholly

Saturday, November 13, 12021 HE We were in North Vancouver visiting my in-laws today. So, I was able to take advantage of being on the north shore and get on the Səl̓ilw̓ət (Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm) waters. It has been some time since I have paddled there. In the summer, I was there frequently completing the virtual Tuesday Night Race‘s (vTNR)Continue reading “Lowry to Carraholly”

The Calm Before the Storm

Monday, November 8, 12021 HE I am grateful that my wife, Annie, allowed me to have a paddle this morning. We are in the season of giving thanks, so I just wanted to overtly make that acknowledgement. Annie works long and hard, and despite this, she’s willing to allow me to have my recreation time.Continue reading “The Calm Before the Storm”

Aurora Bo’ard’realis

Sunday, October 31, 12021 HE It’s the eve of the Celtic pagan harvest festival Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “SAH-win”). According to, in the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. As is typical of many Christian practices, to gain acceptance from the masses, All Saints Day incorporated some of theContinue reading “Aurora Bo’ard’realis”

SUP Bomb Cyclone

Monday, October 25, 12021 HE Weather bomb! Or as it is technically referred to, “explosive cyclogenesis.” I’m not totally sure how the phenomenon works. It seems to be defined by a rapid decline in barometric pressure over a specific time interval. In any case, it translated to a big storm offshore that was making forContinue reading “SUP Bomb Cyclone”