Blog
2015
06
30

The Challenge Lived Up to Its Name

We’re reprinting here a lively account of the June 27th ‘Round Bowen Challenge as reported by racer and colleague Bob Putnam, owner of Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak. It was the most challenging ‘Round Bowen Race in  recent years with 60 + paddlers battling the  wind and waves. With c...

2015
03
16

Launching the Season: April 2015

Wow! 2014 was quite a year. Martin Clarke handed over the paddles to me, the weather gods shone brightly and it was an amazing first year. At the beginning of the season I cleared the world map of all the pins from where paddlers had come the year before, and by August there was barely room for anym...

2015
03
16

Hutt Island, A Close Shave

Hutt Island, off the North West corner of Bowen Island, is a fine destination for a paddle. From Snug Cove, paddle north, with Diamond Head in view, for 5k before turning west around Finistere Island and along Bowen’s wild north coast with Gambier on your right. No one else around, an easy 5K more;...

2015
03
16

Orcas Return to Howe Sound

Apart from the belated but very welcome arrival of summer to Bowen’s shores, there is nothing that has quite lifted the spirits of people in the Howe Sound area, than the arrival in early July, of a pod of Orca. Since then there have been daily sightings from a variety of points on Bowen…..Hood Poin...