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”

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”

Whale Search

Sunday, May 2, 12021 HE Last weekend after my paddle I encountered two other SUPers. They were heading out in search of the humpback whale and it inspired me to do the same. I had seen the whale a few weeks early but it didn’t occur to me to go searching for it again lastContinue reading “Whale Search”

Pacific Cold Front Downwinder

Sunday, March 28, 12021 HE I had been eyeing the weekend weather forecast for a few days. My question was which days would I be able to get out for a paddle. In my mind, I had concluded that a Saturday Monday split would work best despite Sunday having the strongest winds. But with theContinue reading “Pacific Cold Front Downwinder”

Rolling on the River

Sunday, January 17, 12021 HE The forecast for the weekend looked like there would be a bit of onshore wind in Burrard Inlet. I sent some feelers out to my paddling chat group, which is now on Signal. Previously our group was on WhatsApp. I am super stoked on Signal as I am not a fan of givingContinue reading “Rolling on the River”

Janus: Gateway to the Morning

Sunday, January 10, 12021 HE Well, it is January and the days are short. In the summer it was so easy to get out early for a paddle but I have been reluctant to go early in the winter for good reason. Cold. Poor visibility both for me and for others. But in the spiritContinue reading “Janus: Gateway to the Morning”

Downwinder 2.0: Spanish Banks to Vanier Park

Monday, November 30, 2020 After a light taste of downwinding two weeks ago I have been watching the winds on windy.com incessantly. This is despite having set up alerts. So I was super stoked when I received notice that my “alert” conditions had been met. A Pacific frontal system was coming and bringing wind warningsContinue reading “Downwinder 2.0: Spanish Banks to Vanier Park”

Point Grey: Paddle Troubles

Sunday, June 7, 2020 Trevor, Vital, and I set out for an early morning paddle. Perhaps it was a bit too early as when we arrived at the eastmost parking lot at Spanish Banks the gate was still closed (if you ever have wondered how Spanish Banks got its name it is not just as simple as the SpanishContinue reading “Point Grey: Paddle Troubles”