Category Archives: Paddle

Sea Kayaking, River Kayaking, Rafting

Indian Arm – Sept. 27-28

Paddling Indian Arm: A Study Break There is only one good reason to wake up before sunrise on a Saturday and it is to go kayaking. I drag myself out of bed as the alarm drills it’s way into my … Continue reading

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Alternative Anvil Ascent.

“Anvil island is steep, my neck is starting to hurt” said Piotr as we were approaching the East side of Anvil. Rewind to a week ago. In a conversation on another trip, it turned out both of us have been … Continue reading

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Beacon amidst Destruction(Kayaking)

Some destinations have a way of sticking in your head until you finally get there. I first saw Destruction Island on a road trip through Washington a couple years back and meant to go back and paddle there ever since. … Continue reading

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…But will it stay upright? Tour D’ Indian Arm kayak race.

Saturday night after Son of Rock, I went to sleep with two nagging questions in mind, both concerning my newly purchased “vintage” racing kayak. One, will it float? And two, equally important, will it stay upright? Rewind to Thursday same … Continue reading

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Cold Dark and Awesome-Deception Pass Dash 2013

“Dude,you’re nuts” said my boss when I mentioned that I’ll be racing in this year’s Deception Pass Dash. With the recent cold spell and temperatures into the -5 range and lower, when the only paddling I normally do is at … Continue reading

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Sea Kayaking: Howe Sound June 1st-2nd

Written by Emily Rennalls On an average Saturday morning there seems to be little incentive to get out of bed. Yet as June cast its first beams of sunlight, just over a dozen UBC students awoke to paddle through mountains. … Continue reading

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Headwind and (eventual) happiness-Deception Pass Dash 2012

The horn blows, over a hundred paddlers all around me start paddling like mad, and I think to myself CRAP, as my left hand is in my poggie, and the right one isn’t yet. But lets rewind to the start. … Continue reading

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TEAM “BAD IDEA’S” CAPILANO RIVER DESCENT – AND COLIN AND ARTEM’S START OF A NEW ERA

On Friday evening, Skyler asked me if I wanted to join him and Piotr on their new (and homemade) whitewater raft. Built from two massive pontoons and an incredibly heavy steel frame made from pipes fastened together, it had descended … Continue reading

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Go anyway, or my latest trip to Skookumchuck

As a sea kayaker that’s always been drawn to dynamic water, I have been hooked on surfing Skookumchuck from the first trip with VKC last year. It has even become something of an obsession, checking tidal software for the good … Continue reading

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How to surprise a seal and other sea kayaking tips

Caitlin’s organising a sea kayaking trip around Howe Sound. What a good idea, I thought. And indeed it was. A small group of us set off from Gibsons, headed around Keats Island to camp on Gambier Island. The weather was reasonable, the company excellent … Continue reading

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