Pool Floaties have come a long way in the past few years. These latest pool and beach toys got their humble beginning from people using inner-tubes from car and truck tires to relax in the water. Recently, some very clever people have taken the time to design and produce a wide array of uniquely shaped floats.
In today’s age of Smartphone cameras in every pocket, you have to ask yourself how many phones have been damaged by water while the owner attempts to take a picture. I have seen it many times, $600+ smart phones being used to take selfies in some potentially damaging environments. Many people forget how delicate a Smartphone really is – most manufacturers strongly recommend not even exposing their phones to moisture let alone even a small amount of water.
The Kelty Noah’s Tarp is well known by campers as a light weight and versatile alternative to a tent. It is especially well received by hammock campers. I re-purposed a 9 foot Kelty Noah’s tarp as a beach shelter/sun shade with one small modification. It worked great when paired with MSR tarp poles and 10 litre stuff sack sand bags.
I really enjoy it when Cristina can join me on business trips. We spent a weekend in Vancouver after my last work trip and we had a great time eating, shopping and we even had time to fit in a helicopter tour of the city. We finally made it to Miku’s new location just in time to discover that their Gyoza Guys had left to open and new restaurant.
We are not always great at planning for long weekends and this past Labour Day, we found ourselves with a long weekend with nothing to do. After bouncing several ideas around we decided on an over-night trip to Kingston and a boat tour of the 1000 Islands. It was such a great time. We managed to enjoy Kingston’s last day of the tourist season and the weather was perfect.