Road cycling Hornby Island

On a sunny Sunday this past May long weekend, I wheeled my road bike off the ferry at Hornby Island, eager for a day of cruising the roads of this popular Gulf Island. Located two ferry rides away from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, just south of the Comox Valley, Hornby is known for its gorgeous…

Gear review: This Expedition Canoe Cart is da bomb

This canoe cart kills it. My partner and I just completed the Sayward Forest Canoe Route on Vancouver Island using our shiny new Expedition Canoe Cart by Western Canoe Manufacturing, and let me say that hauling our 17.5′ 72lb Clipper Tripper over those 8 km of portage trails was so much easier than it has…

How much light is enough?

Nighttime lights are a given in today’s urban environment, but don’t assume their glow is always rosy. It’s an idea that triggered for me while I was reading The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams — one of my favourite books. Dee builds herself a tiny house as a means to reclaim meaning…