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The hanging draw and running pry strokes for solo and tandem open canoes

By Nancy Chambers – BCU Level 5 Open Canoe Senior Instructor at Glenmore Lodge.

You are bouncing down a rapid enjoying the ride when suddenly you notice one of those just hidden underwater rocks dead ahead and you need to keep the boat running straight to make the rest of the line. 1,181 more words


June Microadventure - A Finnish Midsummer Island Adventure

My June Microadventure was spent with friends from the UK on an Island that from a bird’s eye view looked like a penis. It was actually a few days before midsummers in Finland, but the night was so beautiful, long and otherwordly that it felt like the true midsummers this year for me. 248 more words


Sonoran Summer Week 11

We awoke to a misty morning, wet and soggy. In need of supplies, we all paddled the 15 minutes across the water back to the town of Racquette Lake. 1,188 more words


Sonoran Summer Week 10

Notes from the bike shed- We got an inch of rain last Friday, most overdue, which brought our July total to 2.20, more or less average. 1,073 more words


still life of an active life.

I was inspired to create this post when our kitchen table was at its messiest. Everything in our living space has a home, and some things take a couple of days to make it back once taken out depending on the level of busy-ness (and my energy levels). 465 more words


Sonoran Summer Week 9

The summer monsoons are all around us, just not @ Rancho de Saub. 2 days ago storms moved up from the south. Where Kevin lives got 2 inches.  853 more words

Desert Outdoor Adventures

The Luxury of Crown Land Camping

If you’re like me and live in Canada, then you’re fortunate enough to have access to crown lands. Crown land, or public land, is owned by the monarch, and is designated as a natural protected sanctuary for economic development, tourism, and recreation. 1,419 more words