Shh…Hutt Island: Bowen Island Circumnavigation, Day 2

Sunday, July 25, 12021 HE For day one of my trip and the backstory, see here. Below is a virtual recreation of the route I paddled on day two to give you an overview of the blog post. I used Google Maps, Google Earth Studio, and OpenShot Video Editor to create the virtual tour. You canContinue reading “Shh…Hutt Island: Bowen Island Circumnavigation, Day 2”

Shh…Hutt Island: Bowen Island Circumnavigation

Saturday, July 24, 12021 HE Shhh….hush, this one is an insider secret. A lot of thought and preparation went into this trip. A bit ironic because it was only one night, but it is something that I have wanted to do for a while, with a long-term goal of doing a multi-day trip (e.g. the SeaContinue reading “Shh…Hutt Island: Bowen Island Circumnavigation”

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”

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 website, Alouette Lake is listed as being the ancestral lands of several indigenous tribes. According toContinue reading “Lark Paddle: Alouette Lake”

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”

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”

Hicks Lake Sasquatch Provincial Park

Friday, July 2, 12021 HE We are on a family camping trip in Sasquatch Provincial Park, the ancestral lands of the Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, the Coast Salish, and the S’ólh Téméxw peoples, with the Lee’s and the McLean’s. We are camping at the Bench Campground near Deer Lake. I circumnavigated Deer Lake yesterday morning. And then in the late morning, we did a family trip to HicksContinue reading “Hicks Lake Sasquatch Provincial Park”

Deer Lake Sasquatch Provincial Park

Thursday, July 1, 12021 HE Happy Canada Da…. or wait. Depends on what side of history you are on. If you are not of the first peoples to have colonized the Americas, and here I mean colonize in the general sense of a group of people leaving their homeland in search of another place to inhabit. Not,Continue reading “Deer Lake Sasquatch Provincial Park”


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 “TNR#11”