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First Dives

Normally Murray and I get a touch of the nerves on our first dive of a trip. Not this time. Maybe it is because we dove in Dominica only two months ago. B, however, had nerves enough for everyone as … Continue reading

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Mallard Mountain Lodge, January 03, 2017

-34C breakfast time. This doesn’t look good. It is colder than yesterday and when I head to the pee tree it is obvious. Dan, our guide, says it is suppose to get warmer and everyone starts to get ready. Slowly, … Continue reading

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Mallard Mountain Lodge, First Full Day

Skiing is still sketchy. The wind has stopped but the temperature is still real cold. We have chosen to start early in case we can stay out all day we want to maximize our time out on the snow. The … Continue reading

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Mallard Mountain Lodge

One of my favorite sayings is ‘The worst the driving the better the skiing.’ Today the driving was quite good until the BC border. As I gained an hour on the day the roads turned slick and I slowed down. … Continue reading

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First Day of Diving

Yesterday we did not dive. We basically did chores and hit a few beaches. We got a general look at the surroundings. The water is great, the sun warm, people are friendly, the traffic awful, and the parking absurd. Today … Continue reading

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Kona – and we are off!

Got ¬†out of bed this morning, it was just like any other morning. No rush, no fuss, sit at the computer and see what happened overnight. We are off to Hawaii today. The thing is, I have not done the … Continue reading

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The Aquarium

We enter the aquarium today. Kersplash! A giant stride off the back of the boat brings us into the aquarium. We descend over sand, where the boat is tied up, make our way over to the wall and drop over … Continue reading

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Backcountry Skiing at Sol Mountain, BC – Last Day

Years ago when Murray started backcountry skiing I remember saying that I would never go into the wilds in the winter. Too dangerous. Too scary. On Sunday, as I was sitting in the trees all by myself waiting for Murray … Continue reading

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