Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reverse Engineering

The weather is great, but brings with it a new risk. It’s so hot I “need” to go swimming.

Problem is, once in how do I get my fat aging carcass out of the water and up on the dock, I need a ladder but have no clue. My solution is to skulk around on the yacht club dock and “reverse engineer” their design – it must be fancy.

Turns out their dock ladders are very simple. Ingredients: three 2x4s and a handful of screws. Now I can get in; and get out.

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Pulling Together

What a great day for a boat ride.

A friend was participating in this year’s Pulling Together canoe journey. The canoe journey is an annual event and was conceived to build relations between the RCMP and Aboriginal Youth. It now involves aboriginal youth as well as participants from various police departments as well as other enforcement and public service agencies. The one week journey provides an opportunity to grow and learn as they paddle, sing, drum, eat, and engage in protocol.

This years journey was hosted by the Sliammon nation (between Powell River and Lund). Travel was around the Malaspina Peninsula. The last leg, from Stillwater to Saltery Bay is about 20 miles up the Strait from Secret Cove. We hopped in the boat and went for a look.

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Halfmoon Bay Country Fair

The 46th Annual Halfmoon Bay Country Fair will be held July 14-15, 2012 @ Coopers Green. There will be a Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday in the morning, a Family Dinner/Dance on Saturday evening, a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning, and Craft Booths, Bingo, Beer Garden on Sunday. Click here to see the brochure and the complete schedule of events.