Galiano Gallery, Gabriola Island. Say what?

Tuesday, August 9, 12022 HE gallery noungal·​lery | \ ˈga-lə-rē, ˈgal-rē \plural galleriesDefinition of gallery1a: a roofed promenade : COLONNADEb: CORRIDOR sense 1 https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallery A year minus a day later, I find myself in the same waters. Last year, on the 10th of August, I circumnavigated Saysutshun (Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park). After having ventured to Jáji7em and Kw’ulh Marine Provincial Park (aka. Sandy Island) on the Qualicum Beach leg of our Vancouver Island familyContinue reading “Galiano Gallery, Gabriola Island. Say what?”

My Useful Tools/Resources: Update

The following is a list of different websites, applications, tools, and tutorials that I have found useful for my Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) adventures. This page will be an ongoing project as I learn more. Trip Planning Starboard’s five-step guide. I used this web post as a heuristic for trip planning. It is an invaluableContinue reading “My Useful Tools/Resources: Update”

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 hours. After getting my final preparationsContinue 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)”

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”