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Family time

Ever heard of a hydroplane? Basically they are the fastest boats you will see. Reaching speeds upward of 150 mph. It is a long time, multi-generational, family tradition to spend the last week in July camping on the Columbia River watching these boats race. 64 more words

The Consolation Prize

(Hanamoenoa Bay, Tahuata, Marquesas, French Polynesia)

Despite its incredibly handy availability of fresh farm produce and expensive internet we were over the moon to finally leave Hiva Oa’s Tahauku Bay today. 369 more words

Lagoon 410

Weekend Planning: Paddlin’ 4 Paws Boat Races On Lake Wedowee 2015

This weekend, an event to raise funds for the Randolph County Animal Shelter takes place at Lakeside Marina, Market, And Grill. The 2015 Paddlin’ 4 Paws Boat Races On Lake Wedowee will feature many people racing homemade cardboard boats on the lake, some will shine, and some will fall apart and the riders will fall into the water! 275 more words

Weekend Planning Stuff

Spittoon Races at The Brick

“If you expect to rate as a gentleman
Do not expectorate on the floor”

So read thousands of hand painted signs created by the Boy Scouts and the Anti-Tuberculosis League of Cincinnati in 1909. 759 more words

Events In The PacWest

Thunder on the Grand: Boat Races

A Small Town in Southern Ontario

Every year, a little town in Southern Ontario holds an event called “Thunder on the Grand.” Dunnville is a small town that resides along the Grand River, only a half hour away from Niagara Falls. 392 more words

Recent Adventures

Old Fogies

12th April 2012

G’Day Mob,

Our mate, Tom, said to me recently, “Do you remember when you went to 21st parties and all the old fogies sat along the wall at the back – ha ha?” 671 more words


The Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race

Join crew members aboard Nevada’s MS Dixie II or California’s Tahoe Queen as they battle to win lake superiority and race for the Tahoe Cup during the 22nd Annual Great Lake Tahoe Stern wheeler race. 109 more words