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”

Whytecliff Park to Point Atkinson

Saturday, July 10, 12021 HE I was hoping to do an afternoon paddle in the Howe Sound to check out some of the summer anabatic winds. On a hot day as the inland temperature increases the inflow winds through the sound pick up. But alas ’twas not to be. Weekend errands would mean an early morning paddle wouldContinue reading “Whytecliff Park to Point Atkinson”

Ansell Point to Finisterre Island

Sunday, July 4, 12021 HE As I sit down to write this I noticed a strange coincidence. Last year on July 4, I paddle to Bowyer Island. And this year I did again. Strange and completely unplanned. I still have my eyes set on an overnight trip to Gambier Island but the stars have yet to align for me, with weather andContinue reading “Ansell Point to Finisterre Island”

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”

Squamish to Britannia Beach

Saturday, October 3, 2020 This paddle has been on my radar for a while and with the winter approaching, I was starting to think that it might be a paddle for 2021. Fortunately, the weather cooperated and Mike was keen to paddle the fall waters of the Howe Sound! The full disclosure is that some ofContinue reading “Squamish to Britannia Beach”

Porteau Cove to Britannia Beach (well kind of…)

Monday, July 13, 2020 It was an early morning wake up to be on the water at a decent time. This way I would be back relatively early to have some family time. My plan was to get to Britannia Beach, but I was willing to settle for Furry Creek. There was more wind than I anticipatedContinue reading “Porteau Cove to Britannia Beach (well kind of…)”

Bowyer Island Circumnavigation

Saturday, July 4, 2020 I grew up in Squamish and have driven the Sea to Sky Highway innumerable times, so it is surprising to me that I have only recently started to pay attention to what lies within the Howe Sound. I am not sure exactly how I came up with the idea of paddlingContinue reading “Bowyer Island Circumnavigation”