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 Biomechanics

Friday, December 31, 12021 HE Full disclosure, I am a licensed physical therapist, but the following is purely for informational purposes. For formal guidance concerning your stand up paddleboard (SUP) biomechanics, you should enlist the help of a qualified professional. If you are experiencing pain associated with stand up paddleboarding, you should seek out theContinue reading “SUP Biomechanics”

Span-Kit: Quickie

Thursday, December 2, 12021 HE We have had some wild weather in British Columbia of late. A scorching hot summer with the heat dome. And then a recording-breaking amount of rainfall with catastrophic consequences in November. What will December hold? Well, the first day of December was the end of the third atmospheric river in a week. And today, the weather wasContinue reading “Span-Kit: Quickie”

Gambier Gambit: Day Two

Sunday, November 21, 12021 HE If you haven’t already, check out day one here. gam·bier /ˈɡamˌbir/ Learn to pronounce noun an astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning. https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/ gam·bit /ˈɡambət/ Learn to pronounce noun a device, action, or opening remark, typically one entailing a degree of risk, that is calculated toContinue reading “Gambier Gambit: Day Two”

Gambier Gambit

Saturday, November 20, 12021 HE This post is a long one. Feel free to gloss over the text and only peruse the images. I won’t mind. gam·bier /ˈɡamˌbir/ Learn to pronounce noun an astringent extract of a tropical Asiatic plant, used in tanning. https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/ gam·bit /ˈɡambət/ Learn to pronounce noun a device, action, or openingContinue reading “Gambier Gambit”