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downtime

Now that the operating season is over and the resort that we work at is closed, Rebecca and I have been enjoying a bit of — at least what I think is — well-deserved, downtime. We've settled into our new digs, a beautiful condo not far from the resort, and have been making plans for the colder months to come. Months that will happily include a little bit of traveling. Back to The Island Shortly after the resort locked its…

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,…

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…

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…

pirates

There was a time when, if I didn't post something on the blog each morning, people would wonder if we were OK. Had the boat sunk? Were we lost at sea or had we been captured by pirates? Beyond that, I'd actually feel off if I didn't take the time to reflect at the start of the day, to record my thoughts and occasionally details of our adventures. The act of writing had become that much of a habit for…

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