Category Archives for Bowen

Being hosted by the land

  Yesterday in our five day residential we invited the participants out on the land for a solo retreat.  Bowen Island, where I live, is an incredible place.  To get here, you have to take a boat across the Queen … Continue reading

07. November 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Being, Bowen, Practice | 1 comment

Taking a stand on my home island

Another beautiful SUP Sunday afternoon out from Tunstall Bay, into a small headwind and down to Cape Roger Curtis.  We are having the most amazing summer, as evidenced by the water restrictions in place and the fire ban.  It’s dry … Continue reading

22. July 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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This afternoon’s office

Nice place to write this afternoon at the Bowen Island Marina in Snug Cove.

22. July 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Heartbroken on my home island

It was a beautiful day to SUP today.  Checked the wind forecasts and it looked like the west side was a good bet, so I chucked my board on the car and headed for Tunstall Bay.   Out on the … Continue reading

09. July 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Improving community decision making

How many of you live in communities where community meetings are boring affairs punctuated by outrage?  How many of you feel like influencing your local government means showing up en masse with a pettion or an organized campaign to get … Continue reading

11. April 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Bowen, Community, Conversation, Leadership | 3 comments

Self organizing transportation options in community

Here on Bowen Island, we are still small enough and friendly enough that stuff like Bowen LIFT can get started relatively easily.  Bowen LIFT is trying to help people self-organize transportation options to complement our limited but excellent public bus service. … Continue reading

14. March 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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The varieties of winter on the west coast of Canada

Perhaps we need words for the seasons here on Bowen Island.  “Winter” isn’t exactly accurate.  Since December 21 when Winter was supposed to have begun we have had the following kinds of days, among others:   Cold and clear days … Continue reading

05. February 2013 by Chris Corrigan
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Living under a winter high

Just beautiful weather here the last week.  We have been living under a high pressure system that is forcing some wonderful meterological phenomena.  Notably, the high pressure traps cold air near the sea and creates an inversion, meaning that the … Continue reading

21. January 2013 by Chris Corrigan
Categories: Being, Bowen | 1 comment