Monday, September 26, 2005


Sunflowers..... They always seem to bring a smile to my face. I recently got a Canon 20D Digital SLR, so I am trying it out. These photos on Sunflowers are some of the first ones I took. They are from a friends backyard. All ot them were taken at ISO 400. I have touched them up a little bit to bring out a bit more of the color. Hope they bring a smile to your day as well.

Photos By David Prothero

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Canada West Paddle Surf Fest 2005

Tim & Dave with Canoe

Well it has been a busy past few weeks. Driving down to pick up my playboat near Seattle in my little car, which I was a bit nervous about, though some how it came through, after finishing up in Whistler. Visiting with one of my sisters in Vancouver. Then back to Vancouver Island where I worked for a friend to frame up a 4000sq foot house for a couple of weeks.
This coming week, I am off back down to Honduras for a few months to hang out at Omega Tours, see company links.
This past weekend, however was 4th year that the Vancouver Island Whitewater Paddling society has hosted the surf festival out in Cox Bay, near Tofino on the island's west coast. You can check out more info/photos of the event at or at This year there were around 62 competitors in a number of different events. A few people even took out single and double open canoes into the surf which equaled quite a few swims. The day ended off in Tofino with a dinner, prize giving, slide shows, a raffle and a good band from Nanaimo. A good chance to catch up with friends from all over. If you are in the area next year it is worth checking out for sure.

Photos By David Prothero

Canoe Photos By Mike McCulloch

Whistler Summer!

After a winter in Honduras, I came back to Canada with a job at Wedge Rafting working as both a safety kayker and raft guide. During the summer I worked on four different rivers. The Green, and Birkenhead being the main two early in the season, with the Lower Checkamus and Elaho-Squamish kicking in later in the season.
The nice thing about rafting in Whistler is that there are a soild amount of quality creeks and rivers close by for kayaking. The Callaghan, Lower Green, Rutherford, Soo,and the Upper Checkamus were all close enough to do some before or after work paddling. This year was also the second year of the Whistler Creek Cup which takes place on the Upper Check, the Soo, and the Callaghan. For more info on the race check out All and all it was a sweet summer with lots of paddling, and rafting. Look forward to doing it again next year!

Photos By Jody care of Wedge Rafting

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Play on the Puntledge

This is a bit of old news. These are a couple of photos from the Middle Puntledge river, in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. These were taken in the end of April this year. There is a series of three waves at the start of the middle section. When the river is at 100-120cms they are fun to play around on. The other nice thing is if you live in town they are less then 15mins from your house.......that also includes a stop to pick up your coffes from the Grind.
Paddler: David Prothero Photos by: Al Dumas

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Rafting in Honduras on the Rio Cangrejal on the border of Pico Binto National Park.