This beer is expensive – it comes in cans, yet costs over 12$ for a six pack. This, and the fact it’s brewed in Vancouver, and that it won something called the “Craft Beer Vancouver” competition were the main reasons I picked it out. The competition win purported it to be the “best brew in […]Read More Red Racer IPA
I have now ridden the RAV (Canada) line twice – from Bridgeport to Broadway, and from Broadway to Waterfront. While it is nice to have a subway running through south Vancouver, I can’t say riding the “new” train felt like a revolution in Vancouver transport. To really understand how the RAV line sits in Vancouver’s […]Read More Canada Line Review
In the last short while I’ve been to Victoria, Chemainus and Vancouver sleeping on couches all the way. Here were some of the highlights: Driving furniture from North Vancouver to Victoria and nearly missing the last ferry. Couch surfing in Victoria at Erin and Andrew’s flat when 3 other people had the same idea. Visiting […]Read More Bouncing Around B.C.
Last weekend I had the good fortune to be invited to a friend’s beachhouse in Point Roberts, just across the border from Twassen, British Columbia. The border, viewed from Google Maps is quite a distinctive sight – full modern development on the north side gives way to 50’s beach houses and forest cover just south […]Read More Point Roberts – International Boundary Vacation Zone
“Back in touch” This summer I have not spent much time reading and writing. In other words, I have not done much philosophy. I’ve found myself wondering, “What is the point of philosophy?”, “What is philosophy for?”. Of course, easy and bad answers to these questions exist. The usual solution is to posit some principle […]Read More Summer Ponderings, Existential Crisis, Meaning and Purpose
Last night Emily, Dave and I went up to the little inlet on Allouette lake for some swimmin’ and some jumpin’. It’s a good little place, the kind of place you can overcome your fear of heights or cold water. Pretty popular as well – we saw several other groups of young people up for […]Read More The Ol’ Swimmin Hole
Earlier this summer I drove across Canada with my brother, posting pictures along the way. I didn’t get around to posting the 3rd set of photos online, but I have now. It includes photos from hipsterriffice Saskatoon, the West Edmonton Mall, Jasper, and the famous Mount Robson. I also posted some photos from up at […]Read More Summer Photos
This evening my mother and I took advantage of the new Golden Ears bridge to visit Allouette lake. While the day use area at the south end of the lake is not terribly interesting, we found a wonderful spot near the north beach campground: This protected inlet is a wonderful little swimming hole, with clear […]Read More A swimming hole at Allouette Lake