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Deep Cove Race 2015!!!



Well, finally I do not have to use the weather as an excuse!! I almost did because the weather in the morning before the race was unbelievable!! Torrential rains mixed with 50 plus k winds!! Everyone was thinking I was crazy!! My wife of course, she kept asking me as we were driving down, Are you sure you wanna do this? I said yup. Just before the race the rain let up and everything was looking good!! The field was strong!! Only 30 people in the 14k but that was ok with me as I don’t care about anyone but myself and trying to best my training time was my goal. I estimated that it would be a time of 1:45 hours for the 14k course. I did it in 1:46 hours. I did fall in once and when I got on my board I realized that my leash was wrapped around my left foot!!! arghh! It was my first foray in to flat water and I loved it!! Now all I have to do is get a new board and train hard!! What a great race Deep Cove Kayak put on!! Thank you and what a great spot you have there Bob Putnam!! Look forward to next year!! ps the famous Simon Whitfield only beat me by 4mins!! woot woot!! Next year I will crush him!!

Another post about supping

Hi everyone!!  You must be bored with my paddle board entries, and, if not? Let me shove another one down your visual throats!! As of a couple of weeks ago I ventured in to the realm of long distance racing, open ocean racing. Actually, racing around a freaking island type racing. It was called the Race around Bowen Island Challenge. Wow! Race and Challenge in one sentence!  What a humbling experience. It was not due to lack of training, or the wrong food, or even dehydration. It was the conditions! As most good races are only abruptly stopped by weather. Case in point this time.

As last year, which in my opinion was the wrong choice, we went north around the island. Everything was somewhat groovy as we headed in to the channel except for the fact that I was on the wrong board and I found that out quickly as everyone but a small handful pulled away. Things were not bad yet. It was when we came around the north coast and headed south in the channel that the shit hit the preverbal wall! The first thing that sucked the most was that we had a constant 22 knot wind, aka 35 kmh winds head on. Then, we were privy to 3 to 4 foot swell, side chop, tide and boat wakes. Needless to say it was half way during the race that the support crew came and picked a bunch of us out of the water.

The race was over and I hadn’t even done more than half of the intended distance. What a disappointment. Alas, even getting on the support boat in those conditions was a legendary feat.

I know what I have to do for next year. Drink more beer!


details to come?

the end of the line

the end of the line

Paddle Buoys and the Killer Whales!

Andrew got to Bowen first

Andrew got to Bowen first

Well! That was one of the best days Paddling ever! Andrew Logan and Jon P and myself went to Horseshoe Bay. From there we paddled to Bowen Island. We took a short break and headed out to wait for the Ferry so we could ride it’s wake! While waiting we were greeted with the most unsuspecting surprise ever! A pod of Orca went right by us!!!! We were a few hundred metres away and couldn’t quite catch up to them, alas, we were near enough!! We then did catch the Ferry’s wake but this weeks was smaller than last. We couldn’t really ride it as it was a smaller. Though it still was one of the best days paddling ever!! ahhhhh

To ponder one’s dilemma.

Well you might say that is a good start to the topic of this post. Shows. Books. Productions. hmmmmm, books. Yup, I am having trouble deciding which series I will use for my first big book or real size, sort of.  I think the Olympic series will win. The story is simple, stand on the same spot before, during and after the Whistler Winter Olympics. I was working sporadically during the games and I wanted to show the change to the surroundings and the site.  The results were more than interesting!! What a cool concept for a book I thought. And there you have it. Book is now in production, wish me well!! P1100525

paddle this?

Jon-e P in Howe sound

Jon-e P in Howe sound

I know, I know, who is a bad boy for not taking advantage of such a wonderful page. See, here is a new one!! cheers  Had a great day with Rik, Rick, Jon in the beautiful Howe Sound, the estuary and the Squamish River!! We turned what could have been a bad day in to an epic one!! Love Squamish!! Ohhh, see how long it takes to find Jon in the photo.

Ten years later!

gopr0846.JPGHi everyone!!  Yes, it has taken me some time to update my blog. I have been busy.  3 carib islands, kauai, lots a paddlin and stuff but the big news is that after 10 years I have finally got accepted in to State of the Art on my own! Not part of a group thing but, just me. Should be fun! My idea is simple. Everywhere tropical I go I always find single flip flops. So. I started amassing these fotos and I will be making a small book out of the fotos. Then, I will display a multitude of them.  Hope you can come check out the show! I will keep you up to date? hahahaha, I hope so! ciao


So, everyone thinks they have them or we all want them. The mega million fans on fb. Really who cares. Sometimes it’s just one good one to make you smile. She’s been featured on the page before but I will do so again. Thank you M.

Other recent news.

I don’t have any upcoming plans of showing anything anytime soon!!m111.jpg

Don’t worry. I will still be pluggin away and makin stuff and doin stuff and stuff.


As always, stick around and keep checking things out.

Fun in the city.

Hi! Hope everyone is well and trying to enjoy our somewhat simple lives. The temperature is warming up and the bikinis are coming out. Don’t forget the sunscreen in the coming weeks. I havn’t done a art show in a while, but that might change soon, not sure yet. Should I, shouldn’t I? hmmm. This photo is of a recent trip to the city where we took down a previous art show and had some time to walk around the alleys. I like this one. Hope you all stay safe and talk soon.p1040652.JPG

Tropical time!!

                                         st2.jpgHi, boy, I have been a bad boy.  So long since my last post.  Sure I went away, but that was a month ago and I had two shows since then. One in the city and one in Whistler. The Wine Box show. It was a great hit but no sales. The price of art. Sometimes I do feel that I should move down to the city so I can increase my presence but then I think about missing Whistler to much. So, for now, I will stay located here and try to get better at making posts.  All the best and hear comes spring.  Ohh, did I mention I have a big show coming up again? No, well, April 1st will be a unique one for me because their will be no graphic artists in the show and I will be the only one from Whistler in the show. The opening will be on April 1st and it will be at the Scotia Creek Plaza in Whistler! Stay tuned!!!  The title is Night Lights. Here is the first of many links, this vid is a little shaky to start but works out ok in the end! Yeah St Maarten!

Exciting times abound in the Whistler Merry go round.

                  wia765f.jpg                                          This is my new model, cute huh?  Just needs a little nose job and oila!Hi everyone!  Hope your well and havin fun?  What ever it is that you are doing.  Right now Whistler is getting some good earlyish season dumps.  I went up the other day and consider it a great first day for the new year!  I can say that because I only heard the dreaded zceththazzzzaa-riccccthissss-cccllkkitzzz sound once!  Whew!  Also did manage to get some of the fluff and it was very nice!The bigger new than that is….. The Wine Box Show is going to Vancouver at the end of Januaryish.  Yeahhhh! Gonna have some fun that night. The Beaumont Studios on 5th and Cambie.Bigger than that news is that I received confirmation on my next shows opening dates!  Whistler! April 1st, 2013.  I will be presenting a new photo show that I am curating.  The artist’s are all photographers from the Vancouver area and ones I, a-admire and b-share common ground with.  I won’t reveal to much as of yet but in time I will.  Stay tuned.  The opening will be at the Scotia Creek Gallery within Millennium Place. Yeah.Stay save and have fun, wear a helmet on the hill, don’t forget to floss and brush your teeth and of course, be kind to your elders!