Kyuquot Sound – zen kayaking paradise

On Labour Day weekend my friend Martin and I launched our kayaks from Fair Harbour marina (http://www.gatewaytokyuquot.com) to explore pristine waters of Kyuquot Sound – a complex of coastal inlets, islands and bays on northwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Continue reading

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Holistic Beekeeping at Honey Grove

What is holistic beekeeping? How do bees make a queen? What can we learn from bees? These and many other questions were floating through our minds when my wife and I were turning into a tiny driveway, passing by a wooden board stating “Honey Grove, Apiary & Homestead”. It was a beautiful, crisp morning and we were very excited about spending our day in this “oasis” of peace.  Continue reading

The Coastal Forests

Recently, I have developed a new habit. Early morning (whenever my schedule allows), instead of reading the news and learning about negative politics or how many people got killed or what should I wear, I go to forest. Sometimes for a run, but more often simply just for the pure pleasure of being there. Watching and listening the forest waking up is an incredible experience. Just to sit there, breathe in …. breathe out. Breathe in …. breathe out. That’s all that exists in that moment.  Continue reading