Tag Archives: Adventure Journal

Building The Laminated Canoe Paddles

Hiding in this log are several 1 inch x 1/4 inch cedar strips just waiting to be crafted into a laminated bent shaft paddle.  All I needed to do was cut em out, glue em up, and slap on some … Continue reading

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Christmas – Baby Please Come Home

Just wanted to share a little Christmas fun with all my friends on WordPress.  Susan and I are blessed to have these beautiful girls in our lives. … in case you missed it, 7 year old Kingston was running one … Continue reading

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Restoring Our 40 Year Old Canoe

  Way back in about 1975 or so I bought this wonderful little canoe.  It was a 15′-3″ fiberglass boat called a Frontiersman.  They were made in New Westminster BC at the time. After many years of faithful service and … Continue reading

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International Coffeeneuring – The Bonus Round

So… I’ve been having so much fun seeing all the great coffeeneuring stories and photos from around the globe that I thought I would go for another coffeeneuring adventure… A bonus round if you like. I launched from Peace Arch … Continue reading

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Leef Peeping VanSlam

For anyone even remotely interested in photography, the beginning of autumn in the Cascade mountains means the start of a glorious feast for the eyes.  The rich warm saturated colors, the cobalt blue skies, and the cool nights, signal its … Continue reading

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Point Robinson Lighthouse

As darkness settled over the still waters of Puget Sound I watched and waited for the lights on the far eastern shore to come alive. Twinkling like stars in a distant galaxy, the city lights danced across the water and … Continue reading

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Sun Lakes VanSlam

We’re headed off again for a few days of camping and kayaking in the eastern Washington high desert area know as Sun Lakes.  Blue Lake to be exact.  Richie and his family have been visiting Laurent’s Sun Village Resort every … Continue reading

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The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) Note: If you can’t wait for the video it is at the end of the story. As I got ready to launch on the WABDR it appeared that the whole north end of the … Continue reading

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Big Sur VanSlam

“Well my bags are packed, I’m ready to go”…. Or so the song lyrics go. Of course I’d been packed and ready to go for days. So here is the basic idea: Suzie and I link up with Leane, Richie … Continue reading

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Trout Lake

Just 60 short miles from my back door.  That’s where I was as I stepped into the wilderness today.  A little over an hour on the motorbike, and about 1/2 mile of hiking trail had me immersed in the Alpine … Continue reading

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