Saturday, August 16, 2014

Recently

I just did a quick little mission to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. That entire coastline has always drawn me in. With so many places to explore it would literally take a lifetime to check all of them out. I hadn't been anywhere new (to me) over there for a little while so I picked a spot, hiked in and spent a few nights camped on the beach. Another beautiful spot for sure.

All I need for three days.
Three km in. It only got worse. 
First glimpse of the coast.

Home for a minute.
This zone is infamous for these.
Steamed mussels anyone?
Magic light in the evening.
Low tide.
I managed to miss stepping on most of these guys.
The locals were around but never showed themselves.
Windswept.
I rode a few waves but I don't think I'd haul a board down there again.
Three more km back to the van.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Twelve months later...

This last year has probably been the most memorable of my life so far. In January I was just getting back onto a snowboard after starting chemo the previous month. By September I was off chemo and busy ticking things off my bucket list. Without the support of my family and friends I wouldn't be where I am right now. I thank you all for the best year I can remember! Happy New Year!!!


Technically from 2012 but it fits
Chris Fulton on Table Mountain. Thanks for getting me out on the skins and the bike Chris!
Up above Pemberton
Joffre Lakes tour with Dave B.
Hesquiat - finally!
Banked Slalom with Dano
Beating my brother got a little sweeter at the awards. Seasons Pass! Thanks Gwynn!
Chinese New Year
Gabriola Island
Walking up Mt Herman with Dan K and Mike Stamm
Winning the 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown with Rik Johnston
Reconnecting with Colin Adams
Visiting the Morrows
San Clemente
Gun Lake pickup
Spruce Lake drop off. Thanks for making it happen Dave Craig!
Monmouth Creek
Squamish from Echo Lake
Echo Lake
Squamish Music Fest was a real good time. J5

Fishing with Sean Johnson may be one of the funnest things ever
Orcas out of Sooke
Rowley mowing foam
Freshies ready for glass

Chicama - check!
3 amigos back from Peru
Garryoke with Bel Riose
Fundraiser in August. Thanks so much Leah!
 
Slow Food Cycling in Pemberton
Keith Zajac in the green room.

Beach camping
Nice setup
Halloween in San Diego
Vancouver morning


Friday, July 26, 2013

Peru

I just got back from a trip I've wanted to do for a long time. I finally got down to Peru to surf Chicama's amazingly long waves. It only got good for a few days while we were there, but oh my.... what a wave! Longest waves of my life. So much fun! Glad I got to tick this one off the list.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Still here

Things have been a little quiet on this blog since I got sucked into the Facebook vortex about 6 months back. Well, here's something worthy of keeping this thing going.

I had a really good day with my buddy Sean Johnson the other day. We took his boat up to Port Renfrew and "fished the beach." This happened:

Thanks Sean! I'll never forget it.