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”

International Twilight Space Paddle

Sunday, July 18, 12021 HE Last year before the pandemic was declared we went to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. At one of the presentations, the presenter mentioned that you can see the International Space Station (ISS) with the naked eye. And the sighting times can be found on the Spot the Station website. Shortly after that visit, I wasContinue reading “International Twilight Space Paddle”

vTNR#11

Sunday, June 27, 12021 HE The call-out came for the final week of the virtual Tuesday Night Race (vTNR) series being put on by Coast Outdoors through Deep Cove Kayak. Here is a general overview of the event. With the changes in pandemic restrictions, the vTNR is ending and the event will shift back to its historic live format. I am sadContinue reading “vTNR#11”

Epic Sunday

Sunday, June 20, 12021 HE ep·ic adjective noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style:Homer’s Iliad is an epic poem. Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/epic Okay so maybe epic is a bit bold of use of the term. Though if youContinue reading “Epic Sunday”

Northshore Burrard Inlet

Saturday, June 12, 12021 HE We did a family visit to North Vancouver to visit with the boys’ grandparents. The forecast was calling for sun in the afternoon, but I was pleasantly surprised, as were many people, but the amount of sun and warmth that we received. After my frustration with trying to get a parking spot lastContinue reading “Northshore Burrard Inlet”

Upwind/Dowwind/Evo

Sunday, June 6, 12021 HE There was a bit of wind and swell forecasted for the evening. I sent out some feelers to see if anyone was available in the evening when the wind would be at its strongest. Trevor got back to me and he was keen. I kept an eye on the conditionsContinue reading “Upwind/Dowwind/Evo”

Camping Paddle Recon

Sunday, May 16, 12021 HE I am one step closer to my spring/summer goal of SUP touring and camping. With the better weather upon us, I am yearning to go explore and camp on my paddleboard. Or at least I think I am. I’ve never done it before. Though I have done a canoe tripContinue reading “Camping Paddle Recon”

Web Cams

As impressed as I have been with the forecasts that I get from Windy.com they are still just that, forecasts. They are models of reality. Imperfect attempts to represent and predict reality. But, if you really want to know what is happening you need to get your boots on and do the ground (or water) research. Though,Continue reading “Web Cams”

Paddle. Point. Grey. Whale.

Thurdsay, April 15, 12021 HE Things were slow at work this week and with coronavirus-related cancellations, I was able to have a personal day. Funnily I received a message from Peter Wednesday night asking if there any chance that I was off Thursday. I was originally planning to paddle the TNR#2 course in Deep Cove. But with theContinue reading “Paddle. Point. Grey. Whale.”

Span-Kit Downwinder

Saturday, April 10, 12021 HE The forecast was calling for a westerly wind with some waves in the bay! We had an outdoor birthday party to attend in the morning at Cates Park in North Vancouver. So I was keen to do some market research for what the afternoon waters might look like further outContinue reading “Span-Kit Downwinder”