Going for a ride

With the nicer weather, we have been riding more. Oliver likes to be on the bike and as we ride he points out every car and dog that he sees.

We had to make a little stop for some chocolate at Cook Culture before heading to the park.

Posted from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Peak-a-boo

Oli playing break-a-boo with mom, who took this shot.

Posted from Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Tanya at Rathtrevor

Hanging out at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park enjoying some sunshine and the beach.

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Issues with my blog

Over the weekend I noticed that my website went down. I am not sure what happened, but it is a good reminder to back up your files. The last backup of my files was from September 16, which means that I have lost 7 months of photos (content still exists on my website). I have all the photos scattered across a number of different machines, which will be time consuming g and boring to repopulate the blog.

Needless to say, I need to do a better job to stay on top of backups.

How are your backups? When was the last time you did your backups? Computers (and websites) fail from time to time, you need and eventually you will loose your files. Regular backups are an excellent way to avoid pain and frustration.

Although this is a pain, it is a reminder and I will creating a more regular backup solution in the future. For those of you hoping for a new photo of Oliver, I am sorry, with the website down, I haven’t had a chance to post one, but hopefully soon.

Update

I restored most if the files and the content, however the photos since September are missing. I will peck away at the images until it is fixed.

NAD disc golf course

We played NAD 3 times over the weekend, which is likely due to the proximity of our accommodations to the course. We were a short cab ride to the course, which allowed us to play without anyone having the responsibility of driving home after the game.

One of the holes, a small corridor through the maples.

The NAD course is a well maintained lush course with decent elevation changes and is a lot of fun to play. The course is situated in a wetter forest with a lot of cedar trees, a few wet sections and enough slope to avoid too many swampy sections. There is a good mix of holes, a few straight holes and dog legs to make it interesting whether you throw backhand or forehand. The holes aren’t long, which is great if you been throwing plastic all weekend and your arm is sore (like mine was).

Nate casually flicking a disc at NAD

I love this course, it reminds me of the course at on Salt Spring Island yet better. I couldn’t think of a better course to be close to and I hope that I will get to play this course again.

Posted from Bremerton, Washington, United States
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Our discs

Our discs, and our bags.

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Bud Pel disc golf course

The Bud Pel course is a bit different than the other course we have played this weekend. Bud Pel is on a private farm, not on a public park like the other courses we have played. There is a mix of holes and terrain on this course and I would say it has the greatest variation in holes of all the courses we have played.

There were some long holes (1000 feet from the pro tee) along a grassy fairway, holes in Douglas Fir and Big Leaf Maple forests, holes with water hazards, and holes in meadows. This fun course was also the busiest of of the courses we played.

Posted from Bremerton, Washington, United States
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Fairgrounds disc golf course

After the wet day at Shelton, we were thrilled to play in nicer weather. The Fairgrounds course is filled with its own challenges which I enjoyed. Elevation changes, interesting doglegs and swamp holes makes this a fun course to play.

Stay left, or you may en up in the deep swamp hole, good luck getting your disk out of there.

Fairgrounds would be an easy course to loose a few discs, luckily the brush hasn’t fill out yet and no discs were lost. Similar to Fredericksen, Fairgrounds is heavily wooded. There have been a number of trees removed to provide a few more lines to the pins, however, this course isn’t as long as Shelton and doesn’t give you the same opportunities to use the driver.

Fairground is another example of a great course in this area, the course was clean and well kept and playing in this forested course was a lot of fun to play and and enjoyable walk.

Posted from Bremerton, Washington, United States
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Shelton Springs

Shelton springs is an amazing course. Long difficult holes packed with a ton of amenities. Shelton is a longer course than most others I have played and requires lay up shots to get close to the pin. Shelton is well designed and this flat course offers a number of in-common challenges.

The sun came out late in the game and allowed us to dry off a bit and throw a few dry discs

It rained at Shelton, nearly all day. We were soaked, but every so often the sun would come out. The hardest part about frolfing in the rain is the wet hands. If you can get a good grip on the disc, it is hard I have a good release. The disc towel was soaked and could only be used to wipe the dirt off. The sun came out late in the game, and allowed us to dry off a bit and play a few holes with dry discs.

Boyd throwing a tomahawk disc (overhand), read, aim, stick out the tongue and fire

We played two rounds at Shelton, which not easy to do.

Posted from Shelton, Washington, United States
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Wall of discs

Trying to not be overwhelmed by the wall of discs at Olympic Discs. We all looked through hundreds of discs trying to find the the perfect piece of plastic for the course.

Posted from Shelton, Washington, United States
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