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 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallery 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”

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 hours. After getting my final preparationsContinue 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)”

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”

Fraser River Run

Sunday, October 24, 12021 HE It has been a while since I have been on the Fraser River. And, for this adventure, there is a bit of a complicated narrative behind its culmination. The simple story is my brother’s neighbour had a new iSUP she was going to let me try out. The more convoluted narrativeContinue reading “Fraser River Run”