Hurricanes

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  Wow, three Atlantic hurricanes are raging today. Katia and Jose are currently Category 1 while Irma is Category 5. News agencies are calling Irma one of the strongest Atlantic Hurricanes ever recorded. We’re thinking of our Florida friends. Stay … Continued

Lac La Biche

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Today I went for a paddle in Lac La Biche, at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park.   It was a beautiful warm sunny day. Winds were light. I paddled along the east and north shores and out to the Pelican … Continued

Fastnet Race

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What is 605 nm long, a qualifier for the Volvo Ocean Race, has 90 years of history and tradition, and starts tomorrow? The Rolex Fastnet Race!   Rolex Fastnet Race Fastnet Race Fleet Tracking Fastnet Rock (Carraig Aonair) Upwind slog … Continued

Misty Morning

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  Practically 100% humidity this morning. It’s been rather wet lately. According to Environment Canada we had over 161 mm of rain in July (their site reports that the value is based on incomplete data).

Long Lake

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I recently had the opportunity to paddle Long Lake in my kayak.   The lake is long and narrow, and located in Long Lake Provincial Park, south of Boyle Alberta. There is a boat launch, day use area and beach, … Continued

Kayak Rack

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I finished my homemade kayak storage rack this past weekend:   There’s room for three kayaks. I’m thinking of adding a few hooks for gear. If you’d like to make one yourself, check out Korey Atterberry’s webpage.  

Steele Lake

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This week I had the opportunity to paddle Steele Lake in my kayak.   Steele Lake is in Cross Lake Provincial Park. Since the park surrounds the lake, the shoreline and wetlands are quiet and undisturbed. I spotted a Loon, … Continued

Wildflowers

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It’s a lovely green time of year … the Wild Roses are beautiful:   And very prickly!   Another local flower, the Canada Bunchberry, “Cornus canadensis” (aka Dwarf Dogwood, aka Bunchberry Dogwood):

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