Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I just found this and so far I'm very intrigued: wikimapia.org. Time to start exploring and find out what this tool can do!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happiness is....

... a silent chain.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tourism Saskatchewan Video

Several months ago I came across this video on the Tourism Saskatchewan website. At the time, I contacted Tourism Saskatchewan asking for permission to share the video on my blog. They said no. That's too bad, since it's free advertising for them and the more it gets spread around, the more people that see it and the more value they get from the video. However, since then they have posted the video to YouTube so I gather that they have finally seen the light and understand why modern advertising now often aims to achieve something that is often called a viral video. Since it has been made widely available on YouTube where they have enabled embedding, I gather then that I have permission to share this with you.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Another Blog is Born

I recently created a new blog: NorthStarExped.blogspot.com. The NorthStar Expeditions blog is a place for trip reports from a group of friends that do an annual "guys trip", usually in September.  This new blog is planned to be a more light-hearted take on canoe tripping. Some useful information is surely to crop up there and I would hope that some of the information presented will of use to those who travel where we do. However, much of what we write is not to be taken too seriously and will provide some entertainment. Unlike the blog you're reading now, the NSE blog is a group effort, with the other 3 guys contributing some writing, many photos, and a few videos. 

So, enjoy!

Paint The Whole World Green

The Riders won over the Stamps last night in an exciting game. That win meant they finished the regular season in first place in the West!

Two weeks from now the Riders will be playing in the Western Final at home in Regina.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Montreal River Follow-Up

Back in August I ran the Montreal River with a few other folks (Eddy, Wes, Gene & Craig). I posted earlier about the trip and you can find my brief report & comments here. Since then, Wes sent me a few photos of us on the river and I'm finally getting around to sharing them (with his permission). The photos were taken with a waterproof film camera.

Craig and Gene are in the yellow EasyRider canoe, Bryan and Eddy are in the red Swift.

Bryan (stern) and Eddy.


Craig trying out Wes' new solo canoe, a 15'8" Wenonah "Rendesvous". I believe Craig loved the solo experience.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Surfing on the Churchill

With winter weather knocking at the door, I thought I'd post this video of canoe surfing on the Churchill River from summer of '08. The video is of and taken by some friends of mine during a Saskatoon Canoe Club trip. Russell is in the blue canoe and Mark is in the red. The first portion with the small ledge is Carla's Rapid and the bigger wave train is Surf City. I've paddled through, over and past both these spots, and swim there too (purposely of course!) whenever we get the chance. It's great fun!