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anchors

Here's something of interest for our cruising friends: I just found out that our sailing friend, Drew Frye, has a new book on the market called Rigging Modern Anchors. While I have yet to hold a copy in my hands, I know the depth of research that Drew puts into his work (he has written several other books and is frequently published trade magazines such as Practical Sailor) so I am confident that this text will be a must-have for those…

lakes

Rebecca is never satisfied unless she's pushing the envelope so it was inevitable that just admiring the lakes around where we've been living wasn't going to cut it. No, she had to have a challenge and swimming the length of one of the lakes was what she set her mind on. On Labor Day weekend, shortly after 9:00 AM, she donned a borrowed wetsuit and with me and two of our friends watching over her from a nearby ski boat,…

disappointed

Last night I received a message from a friend which initiated a nice conversation. While speaking to him, he admitted to missing my regular posts on this blog and I have to admit that I could understand where he was coming from. I can think of two particular websites that I followed — one sailing/cruising related and the other about cycling — where the bloggers just suddenly stopped posting. I know that the authors are all still out there, doing…

Kettle Valley Railway

Two and a half months. That's how long it's been since I last posted anything on this website. What's that all about? Well, as always, I post only when I am inspired to do so and lately, the spark just hasn't been there. You shouldn't read too much into that though. All is well with Rebecca and me. For those who are curious and don't follow our more frequent updates on social media, we've had a great season and are…

carina

After over 5 months of cycling through Mexico, shortly before we were to depart the country for Central America, we were guests of a wonderful couple in San Cristobal, Martin and Carina. Only recently we were shocked and saddened to hear that Carina had passed away. Although we only spent a small amount of time with Carina — she was very busy in her career as a medical doctor — her smile and generosity will forever live on in our memories.…

Darien Gap

In my last post, I promised you a story about an adventure. On this, the 1-year anniversary of the day that we began our own bike trip, I think it's an especially fitting time to share the details about a truly epic cycling journey. Unfortunately for us though, the adventure that you're about to read is one that we were only able to experience from the sidelines. It's the story of how our cycling friend Carlos did something that virtually…

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