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)”

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”

Afternoon Paddle Troubles: Alouette Lake

Wednesday, July 14, 12021 HE We were camping at the Gold Creek Campground at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park. In the morning I had explored the western shoreline from Gold Creek south towards Alouette Lake South Beach. For the afternoon we made a family trip down to North Beach. We drove over from our campground and parked at the Gold Creek Parking. We then tookContinue reading “Afternoon Paddle Troubles: Alouette Lake”

Lark Paddle: Alouette Lake

Wednesday, July 14, 12021 HE Our Family Camp 2.0 for this summer was at Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Provincial Park. Our Family Camp 1.0 was in Sasquatch Provincial Park at Deer Lake. This trip, the second one, was with my brother and his family. On the Native-Land.ca website, Alouette Lake is listed as being the ancestral lands of several indigenous tribes. According toContinue reading “Lark Paddle: Alouette Lake”