Category Archives: kayaking

Bucket List and 2012 Resolutions

Bucket List The plan is to add at least one new item every time I tick one off! Write at least one book (and get it published) Run for political office (and preferably win) Own a boat large enough to … Continue reading

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2010 Travel Meme

As seen at Silver Fox’s excellent blog, here is a summary of all my 2010 trips (loosely defined!) All my travel was local, but wow, what an awesome year… January We spent Christmas and New Year at my sister-in-law’s up … Continue reading

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Destination: Sound!

It always seems to take me a while to write blog posts about my favourite trips, probably because I’m in denial about them being over. So the fact that it’s taken me almost a month to start writing this post … Continue reading

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Sound as a pound

Right, we’ve got charts, a compass, tide tables, two Swiss Army knives, bear spray, and an air horn*, and we’re off on an adventure! (Well, we’re actually off to my mother-in-law’s today, which isn’t all that adventurous, even when our … Continue reading

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Springing back

I’m getting my hair cut tomorrow! Really exciting news, eh? Well, it is to me! I haven’t had a hair cut for months, because I just haven’t had the time. Literally every weekend since the beginning of the Olympics has … Continue reading

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Cuba: beach days

I’ve never done the all-inclusive thing before, and when we first began to plan this trip, I wasn’t planning to start. But it turned out that a package of one week’s 5-star* all-inclusive accommodation plus direct charter flight from Vancouver … Continue reading

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A Mad Tea Beer Party

I got to meet another of my favourite bloggers yesterday! (That’s three blog meet-ups now, and they’ve all been great. I highly recommend it). This time it was Mad Hatter‘s turn. She’s in town for a few days, and had … Continue reading

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The Five Question Interview

Crystal from “Chances Are I’m Going To Hell For This” was recently interviewed by her friend – and posted the results on her blog. She also chose to perpetuate the meme by asking for willing interview victims subjects in the … Continue reading

Posted in blog buddies, camping, drunkenness, education, embarrassing fan girl, family, kayaking, meme, nature, personal, science | 21 Comments

Lund Day 5-6: Pootling Around

We’ve just got back from yet another night under canvas. (In fact I’m at that stage of a hangover where all I want to do is eat and eat and eat, and I’m trying to resist). As fun as the … Continue reading

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Lund Day 4: The Copeland Islands

You know how I said I’m not a big fan of open water crossings? Well, Day 4 contained a doozy. We haven’t measured our journey properly yet, but we’re pretty sure it was our longest paddling day ever (at least … Continue reading

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