What’S up Fool

Monday October 18, 12021 HE My YouTube feed prompted me with this “rapid crossbow turn” by Sebastian Pereiro. Ever since seeing it, I have wanted to get out on the water and give it a try. Today was the day to make that happen. And at the same time, it would give me a chance to challenge myselfContinue reading “What’S up Fool”

Share the Stoke

Sunday October 3, 12021 HE Several of my colleagues have paddleboards, so we decided to do an “F-T-T” (Fit To Train) paddle session. Fit To Paddle. I have two paddleboards, as does Aieisha. So there was room for two additional paddlers. Though, only one non-paddleboard owner stepped up to the plate. You know who theContinue reading “Share the Stoke”

Political Paddle Prose

Saturday September 25, 12021 HE Today was my first fall paddle of the year after we passed the September Equinox. Equinox comes from the Latin words aequi, which means “equal,” and nox, which means “night.” Though, it is a bit of a misnomer since the Equinox does not coincide with the equal duration of night and day. Despite the change inContinue reading “Political Paddle Prose”

SUP’in the Sound: Day 2

The Sea to Sky Marine Trail Sunday, September 5, 12021 HE To see the details for day one and the preamble to this trip see this post. Otherwise, continue on into the vicarious adventure. I woke to the pitter-patter of rain after a broken night of sleep. That’s my typical sleep pattern when camping, interrupted. ThereContinue reading “SUP’in the Sound: Day 2”

SUP’in the Sound

The Sea to Sky Marine Trail Saturday, September 4, 12021 HE This trip was the culmination of many separate but intertwined threads. Here are some of those distinct but related experiences. A childhood growing up in Squamish. My parents’ passion for nature and taking us on summer hiking and camping trips. A canoe trip around Bowron LakesContinue reading “SUP’in the Sound”

Span-Kit Downwinder – Short

Sunday, August 22, 12021 HE It seems I capitalised on the change in weather from our last heatwave to the mini-fall window and then back to summer. Looking ahead at the forecast earlier in the week, I could see that Windy.com predicted favourable winds for a Span-Kit downwinder. A front was bringing a westerly wind, and with itContinue reading “Span-Kit Downwinder – Short”

Saysutshun Circumnavigation

Tuesday, August 10, 12021 HE We are away on Vancouver Island for a family vacation. We did the same trip last summer after the pandemic lockdown eased. We had booked for the spring of 2020 but, with the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer issuing a travel advisory recommending against non-essential travel, we decided to cancel our trip. Fortunately, theContinue reading “Saysutshun Circumnavigation”

Wildlife Explorers

Thursday, August 5, 12021 HE We are away on Vancouver Island for a family vacation. We did the same trip last summer after the pandemic lockdown eased. We had booked for a spring trip in 2020 but, with the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer issuing a travel advisory at the time, recommending against non-essential travel, we decided to cancelContinue reading “Wildlife Explorers”

SUP ‘Surfs’ Up

Tuesday, August 3, 12021 HE The video below is an informative TED-Ed short film on the history of surfing. It serves as an excellent preamble to this post. We are away on Vancouver Island for a family vacation. We did a similar trip last year, where I got a lot of paddling in as we were staying right onContinue reading “SUP ‘Surfs’ Up”