What’S up Fool

Monday October 18, 12021 HE My YouTube feed prompted me with this “rapid crossbow turn” by Sebastian Pereiro. Ever since seeing it, I have wanted to get out on the water and give it a try. Today was the day to make that happen. And at the same time, it would give me a chance to challenge myselfContinue reading “What’S up Fool”

Share the Stoke

Sunday October 3, 12021 HE Several of my colleagues have paddleboards, so we decided to do an “F-T-T” (Fit To Train) paddle session. Fit To Paddle. I have two paddleboards, as does Aieisha. So there was room for two additional paddlers. Though, only one non-paddleboard owner stepped up to the plate. You know who theContinue reading “Share the Stoke”

Political Paddle Prose

Saturday September 25, 12021 HE Today was my first fall paddle of the year after we passed the September Equinox. Equinox comes from the Latin words aequi, which means “equal,” and nox, which means “night.” Though, it is a bit of a misnomer since the Equinox does not coincide with the equal duration of night and day. Despite the change inContinue reading “Political Paddle Prose”

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”

Saysutshun Circumnavigation

Tuesday, August 10, 12021 HE We are away on Vancouver Island for a family vacation. We did the same trip last summer after the pandemic lockdown eased. We had booked for the spring of 2020 but, with the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer issuing a travel advisory recommending against non-essential travel, we decided to cancel our trip. Fortunately, theContinue reading “Saysutshun Circumnavigation”

Wildlife Explorers

Thursday, August 5, 12021 HE We are away on Vancouver Island for a family vacation. We did the same trip last summer after the pandemic lockdown eased. We had booked for a spring trip in 2020 but, with the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer issuing a travel advisory at the time, recommending against non-essential travel, we decided to cancelContinue reading “Wildlife Explorers”

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