Category Archives: Adventure

Fishing Peter Hope in the sun…

Had a couple nights at Peter Hope Lake near Merrit BC. We had the first taste of Okanagan/Nicola summer- sunshine wa, heat, campers, and mosquitoes!! We did catch and release many nice rainbows mostly via indicator lines and one ‘special’ … Continue reading

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Spring weather still hampering flyfishing but

Spring weather in BC has been erratic and is  still hampering flyfishing trips but not completely. Some good trout moments if you can brace the wind and rain- a crowds.  Many people are heading outdoors despite thunderstorm warnings, flooding and … Continue reading

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Flyfishing trip -almost a wash out

A storm moving through Nicola region added more trouble to Merritt creek flooding and forced us to seek dryer ground but it didn’t wash out a couple days of trout fishing.  Peter Hope and Blue lake were covered in fog … Continue reading

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Flyfishing day 1, 2017

A beautiful day in interior of BC today. Extra lovely because it was my first day on the water, trout fishing.  Plenty of snow at elevation still but road was clear and ice was off about a week. Morning fish … Continue reading

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From Rockies to Wild west coast…

August, as usual in beautiful British Columbia is the month of great outdoors. The options for outdoors activity are endless. I’ve been trekking, mountaineering, fishing or paddling for more than 30 years in BC or neighbouring regions. I have been … Continue reading

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The humility of flyfishing

I recently spent a few days trout fishing in the Nicola plateau area of Brirush Columba. It’s in my back yard but I only have made the extra effort of exploring the area properly since retiring. I’ve been a flyfisher … Continue reading

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Wade Davis’s, Into the Silence, evokes powerful metaphors…

Perhaps one of my fabourite books. As a teacher-librarian and avid reader I have read 30-60 books a year. This thoroughly researched historical narrative is in my top ten. As a hiker and mountaineer, it struck an emotional chord. As … Continue reading

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