Tag Archives: Sasamat Lake

Summer Nostalgia Part II: too late?

Summer nostalgia in a time of falling leaves In August, Vancouver’s hot sunny days finally came, but I never got around to writing my Summer Nostalgia Part II post. What happened? Well—editing work inconveniently interfered with my play time. I … Continue reading

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Getting older: Crunch time

At first I was going to call this post “Getting Old,” but that was too blunt. I couldn’t accept it. Soon I will have another birthday and it will be #57. I’m sure that for a long time, I would … Continue reading

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A lucky bike crash

I’ve had lots of luck as a cyclist. Last spring, I had my second flat ever in about 40 years of cycling (and that included years when I had running injuries and was riding a lot!). My luck is especially … Continue reading

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Anaïs Nin describes her LSD trip, natural highs, and the transformative role of the artist

Reading The Diary of Anaïs Nin Volume Five 1947–1955 Recently I finished rereading the fifth volume of The Diary of Anaïs Nin.  I had picked it  off my bookshelf months ago when I had nothing new to read; perhaps I … Continue reading

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Cooling off during a long hot summer

Swimming bliss I never thought I would come to truly love swimming. Running is my thing. Running is what I’m good at (or used to be); it’s what my body is designed for. Low-fat skinny bodies get hypothermic in water … Continue reading

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Summer fun Part 3: Summer 2014 photo blog

The summer of 2014 has been extraordinary. I don’t know if I can convey all the reasons—and not all of them will be exposed here—but with the help of many photos I will try! There were two overriding reasons why this summer … Continue reading

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It’s all about the bike

This morning I knew I had to complete my bike ride in less than 45 minutes to make it to West Van in time to help Keith videotape the Ambleside Mile. I was feeling pretty good, so I decided I’d … Continue reading

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Ten tips to make exercise fun

New Year’s fitness resolutions? Here are some tips to help you stick to your exercise plans and achieve your goals: Choose an activity that you enjoy and that your body can handle. Running or jogging can give a great high, … Continue reading

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My Sasamat Lake mini-triathlon

Last week I did a new workout that inspired me to create a new goal for myself: this summer I’m going to complete my own personal Sasamat Lake mini-triathlon! My workout was simple: I rode my mountain bike from my … Continue reading

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Quick tips for your outing at Sasamat Lake

Sasamat Lake is a lovely place for swimming, hiking, and family barbecues that is only a   10-minute drive from downtown Port Moody. I’ve written some personal posts about Sasamat Lake (you can read them here and here), but I decided to … Continue reading

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