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My significant other (at the time) and I bought a custom wooden 35-foot pilothouse sloop at Stones Marina, in Nanaimo, British Columbia (BC), back in 2010. The boat had already had its life adventure out at sea, and since we had absolutely no experience, we thought it could teach us a thing or two. She...
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Paradise, Heaven El Dorado, the Garden of Eden, Shangri-La, Utopia: all synonyms for a perfect place – either religious, political, ecological, economical, or all combined- that is considered to be highly desirable, exemplary, yet non-existent.
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There are very few countries in the world that speak as much to the imagination as England: part of the island of Great Britain, lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, for centuries this kingdom has been – and still is – a dominant (colonial) world power. And, as a true kingdom befits,...
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Swinging from giant trees, sleeping with wild wolves, talking to animals and living in the jungle: who did NOT want to be Mowgli when growing up? As you grow older, it becomes painfully clear this paradise only exists in childhood fantasies, not in our current everyday world. Or does it?
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I know some people who live by the “I can’t/I couldn’t do _____” and indeed, they can’t. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. More than ever, I am committed to living an “I CAN” life.
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Water is the basis of life. We need it, thirst for it, are inherently driven to be a part of it. My experience with the ocean began as recreational during my childhood. Now as an adult, I find more and more that I seek answers from the waves, the movement and the power of this...
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Whilst suffering from another ‘regular’ surf injury, this time a few broken ribs due to a very unpredictable gnarly shore break, it seems like the perfect moment to assess the particular topic of Swimmers Ear.
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