My Useful Tools/Resources: Update

The following is a list of different websites, applications, tools, and tutorials that I have found useful for my Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) adventures. This page will be an ongoing project as I learn more. Trip Planning Starboard’s five-step guide. I used this web post as a heuristic for trip planning. It is an invaluableContinue reading “My Useful Tools/Resources: Update”

El Niño/La Niña Southern Oscillation (ENSO): A climate change conversation

Friday, May 6, 12022 HE Since getting into stand up paddleboard (SUP), I have become more interested in the weather. From simply checking the forecast to checking the tides to checking the winds to wanting to know what the prevailing pressure systems and fronts would mean for short-term weather forecasts. But like many things thatContinue reading “El Niño/La Niña Southern Oscillation (ENSO): A climate change conversation”

Brand New Second Hand

Sunday, April 24, 12021 HE Yesterday I bit the bullet and bought a new board, the NSP Carolina Pro Carbon. Well, at least new to me. Hence the post title. Driving home post-purchase, I thought of Roots Manuva‘s 1999 album title Brand New Second Hand. Roots Manuva is a massive figure in the British Hip Hop/music scene. CheckContinue reading “Brand New Second Hand”

Project Paddle: Day 5 (Buntzen Lake)

Monday, April 11, 12022 HE I first attempted this paddle on Sunday, March 13, but failed. It was a calamity of errors. First, I was unaware of the time change that morning. I woke up to check my clock, which had automatically adjusted, and saw that it was 0515. After getting my final preparations inContinue reading “Project Paddle: Day 5 (Buntzen Lake)”

Echo Island, Harrison Lake

Wednesday, March 23, 12022 HE It’s spring break for my eldest son, Elijah, and we decided to keep his younger brother, Kieran, home with him as my wife, Annie, and I took some time off. This week we’re off together for a few days. So, Annie planned a stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. We’veContinue reading “Echo Island, Harrison Lake”

Project Paddle: Day 4 (‘Triple Crown’: Brohm Lake)

Sunday, March 20, 12022 HE Project Paddle is my attempt to circumnavigate some select lakes in the Vancouver area. You can read about the backstory and relevant details here. And here are the stories of the lakes I have already completed: Day 1 (Burnaby Lake), Day 2 (Deer Lake), and Day 3 (Səl̓ilw̓ət (Indian Arm) to Sasamat Lake). You canContinue reading “Project Paddle: Day 4 (‘Triple Crown’: Brohm Lake)”

Project Paddle: Day 4 (‘Triple Crown’: Cat Lake)

Sunday, March 20, 12022 HE Project Paddle is my attempt to circumnavigate some select lakes in the Vancouver area. You can read about the backstory and relevant details here. And here are the stories of the lakes I have already completed: Day 1 (Burnaby Lake), Day 2 (Deer Lake), Day 3 (Səl̓ilw̓ət (Indian Arm) to Sasamat Lake), and theContinue reading “Project Paddle: Day 4 (‘Triple Crown’: Cat Lake)”

Project Paddle: Day 4 (‘Triple Crown’: Browning Lake)

Sunday, March 20, 12022 HE Project Paddle is my attempt to circumnavigate some select lakes in the Vancouver area. You can read about the backstory and relevant details here. And here are the stories of the lakes I have already completed: Day 1 (Burnaby Lake), Day 2 (Deer Lake), Day 3 (Səl̓ilw̓ət (Indian Arm) to Sasamat Lake), and theContinue reading “Project Paddle: Day 4 (‘Triple Crown’: Browning Lake)”

Project Paddle: Day 3 (Sasamat Lake via Səl̓ilw̓ət)

Saturday, March 5, 12022 HE Day three of Project Paddle took on a bit of a different form. Project Paddle is my attempt to circumnavigate some select lakes in the Vancouver area. You can read about the backstory and relevant details here. It was time to attempt Sasamat Lake with Day 1 (Burnaby Lake) and Day 2 (Deer Lake) already checked off my list.Continue reading “Project Paddle: Day 3 (Sasamat Lake via Səl̓ilw̓ət)”

Project Paddle: Day 2 (Deer Lake)

Monday, February 28, 12022 HE Today was day two of Project Paddle, an attempt to circumnavigate some select lakes in the Vancouver area. For the backstory and relevant details, check out this post. After tackling Burnaby Lake just over two weeks ago, it was high time to get another lake under my board. Today’s paddle was Deer Lake, just across Highway 1 from Burnaby Lake.Continue reading “Project Paddle: Day 2 (Deer Lake)”