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Something To Look Forward To… by derrick m. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 12 May 2011 6:47am You don’t have to be into traditional rolling to appreciate this… (But it helps!)  The amazingly beautiful Black Pearl design by Björn Thomasson has been something of a dream boat among home builders and Greenland rollers for some time.  The Black Pearl is low slung, reactive, fast and a dream to roll.  Did I mention that its beautiful as we ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Colour and Creatures by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 4:55am We are enjoying a beautiful Indian Summer with bright sunshine and warm temperatures during the day. Evenings are cool and clear and a full moon is lighting up the night sky. Autumn is truly my favourite season. We live within a half hour drive of the Niagara escarpment and visit several spots long this high limestone spine several times a year. ... Read on »
Once a year we leave our civiliz ... by Mombshells .. Posted Sun 14 Dec 2008 12:09am Once a year we leave our civilized home and head for the boonies of Northern Ontario, Canada.  Our lakeside cottage is named the Cambrian Cabin, but has been called the Big Red Barn by young Margaret Wise Brown fans, and houses our boat Old Smokey.  We go days without showers, weeks without pedicures and a forever of August without wristw ... Read on »
A Fabulous Adventure from Canada to Venezuela, and Now Trinidad! by Beyond Vitality Facebook Posted Fri 14 Feb 2014 10:08pm For those of you who have been wondering why one minute I’m in Canada, then Venezuela, and the next in Trinidad and Tobago, here’s is a little run through of my travels, which went from surviving the cold winters of Northern Ontario, Canada, to enduring the hot, humid heat of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and sweet Caribbean vibe in Trinidad.  I ... Read on »
Inland Sea, Islands & Wreckage. Part 1. ACA UPDATE by derrick m. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 26 Jun 2005 12:00am ca·thar·tic (kĕ-thär’tĭk) adj. Meaning #1: emotionally purging Synonym: psychotherapeutic Now is as good a time as any to sit down here and write. Yesterday’s darkness will carry on for a time, but one cannot possibly stay under water for ever. So here’s the bit where I resurface and re-focus for a moment. We drove the 6 hour drive ... Read on »
Family Vacation & Easy Pumpkin Bean Soup by Veggie D. Facebook Posted Sat 09 Jul 2011 11:00pm I just returned mid-week from my annual family vacation to “Sandy Pond” and wanted to share my trip with all of you.  It was full of family and nature – two of my favorite things to include in any vacation. “Sandy Pond” is the name of a large pond connected to Lake Ontario, about an hour outside of Syracuse (where my Dad grew up).  Nearly 5 ... Read on »
I seaaaaa you! by meplusmytrainer Facebook Posted Wed 29 Aug 2012 2:40pm Me+ That's right. Sea kayaking. It's real. And it's spectacular. I have no idea how people that live near the ocean get anything done. At all. If I lived by the ocean I would just find a way to make a living near or on the ocean. But until then.... When you travel for work, it's a pretty unique situation. If you don't take a little bit o ... Read on »
Kayaking Tips - Kayak fishing by WhiteWhaterLovers .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Don't buy everything at once. Get used to your gear before adding the fishfinder, live bait well, adjustable rod holder, and GPS Get a good seat. Invest in a thermal molded seat (not foam cushion) for maximum comfort Get a gunwale. Having a gunwale on a fishing kayak will let you mount a rod holder, fish finder, compass, and so on Get t ... Read on »
Kayaking Tips - Sea kayak tips by WhiteWhaterLovers .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Practice riding offshore swells. These waves dissipate slowly without breaking, and give you a welcome push. It helps you get where you are going Set up caches. On out and return trips, set up resupply caches along the way to lighten the load. Hang supplies in a sturdy drybag our of reach of animals Supplement your backcountry diet with nat ... Read on »
Kayaking Tips - Whitewater kayak tips by WhiteWhaterLovers .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Basic gear. The basics include boat, paddle, sprayskirt, helmet and lifejacket Get the accessories. Wetsuit, drytop, booties,gloves, float bags, throw ropes, and a large net bag to store it all. Learn basic skills. Learn are bracing, rolling, and wet exiting in calm water, then eddy turns, peel outs, ferrying, and surfing in moving water ... Read on »