I am currently staying with friend Chris Corrigan on Bowen Island … this place is simply stunning folks!
Before making the journey across the pacific, I promised Chris to take him SUP’ing (Stand Up Paddle Boarding). Today it happened. The local water craft rental business on Bowen Island (Bowen Island Sea Kayaking) have cleverly added a quiver of 9 SUPs to their stocks and we hired boards this morning.
Last night we enticed another local (Rod) to join us on the water – and it so happened he had the perfect SUP transport vehicle …
Tunstall Bay (on Bowen) was protected from the south easterlies and we took off with a light breeze at our backs. First timers, Chris and Rod, paddled 11″6 ‘ers and I was cruising on a 10″6. What a great way to view the island’s cliffs, muscle-covered rocks, Douglas-Firs and coastal homes. The backdrop of huge mountains, and jagged escarpments patched with winter snow make this place so unlike anything back home in Australia.
Tomorrow, our work together starts and we will be joined by Steven Wright … Steve, we will get you in for paddle before we finish here in BC!