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Across Alone Blog

Skaha Ha Ha Skaha Ha Ha One piece of gear that never got field tested was the sailing rig. Hubris aside, I fancied myself to be a quick study  in the sailing department.Sometimes the best surprises are not surprisesat all. The sail, mast and lug worked exactly...

Legacy Legacy  Embedded in the concrete at Yellow Lake, the summit of the Pass between the Similkameen and Okanagan Valleys, this innocuous bronze marker is a survey monument. This, and the thousands upon thousands scattered across all of Canada are in fact part and parcel of David Thompson’s...

Height of Land Height of Land In the far distance are the hills and mountains that form the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley. It’s very hard to believe that after walking only a few days and paddling a couple that the landscapes, the weather, and the forests...

Alone Not Lonely Alone Not Lonely Late yesterday afternoon, the shore team found me much farther along than expected. Last seen, I was bent head-down, grinding uphill measuring progress not in miles but meters the work made harder by the switchbacking, shoulderless road. In sailing terms, I had...