Saturday, March 21, 2009

Big Yellow Banana

Wayne and I tend to name things that are important to us. There's Mr. Boat, our Campion that takes us to and from our cabin, Mr. Seagull, the rubber toy that keeps our Bayliner safe on the seas, and Mr. Pee Bucket, who help us out so we don't have to climb the hill to the outhouse every time.

On our first visit to Powell River, we decided to try kayaking. We drove up to Okeover Inlet and rented two single kayaks from Y-Knot. We had a great time, so we returned and rented a double from Powell River Sea Kayak. When we purchased a kayak, we went back to Powell River Sea Kayak and got a used one for a really good price. That's how Mr. Kayak, our Current Designs Libra XT sea kayak, came into our lives. Mr. Kayak also has a nickname, the Big Yellow Banana. When he is on top of our little Ford Tempo, he looks just like one.

The Big Yellow Banana takes us on many great adventures. We've been out in the Strait of Georgia to Harwood Island, south to the Gulf Islands and Sechelt Inlet, and north to sandy Savary and the rocky Copeland Islands. Our Big Yellow Banana has also taken us on several lake camping trips including Lois, Khartoum and Haslam. In addition, he enjoys hanging out at the cabin for fishing and exploratory trips on Powell Lake. There's nothing like a Big Yellow Banana to get you there.

Don't have a Big Yellow Banana of your own? There are lots of places to rent kayaks in Powell River including Y-Knot, Powell River Sea Kayak, Skeeter Jacks Outback Shack (only sport kayaks, but they also have a great restaurant), and Alpha Adventures. Most locations will transport your kayak to the departure point of your choice. -- Margy


  1. Beautiful photos - great blog! I spoke to my brother, in Campbell R., who was complaining about the weather.

    I explained that our lake was still frozen. He commiserated!

  2. Nice photos, sunny and so warm looking!
    I did yellow today, too! I hope you can come visit.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Lovely shots. It has been a long time since I have been in a canoe.

  4. LOL..I can't get past "mr pee bucket". What fun to be able to get out on the water like that. Fantastic.

  5. I dont see myself ever being in a Kayak...I think I am a bit afraid of the water. I love the story of the chimney cleaner! You really need to patent it, if you have a need for such an item, I am betting hundreds more also do! You could call it the "Creosote Chimney Cleaner". lol..My hunt is up, please try and come by for a visit

  6. I'm looking for a canoe for exploring the lake shoreline and some of the other lakes. We have a dog so a kayak won't work for us. John said he might have one to sell..


  7. You look as snug as a bug in a rug. :)
    The water is so calm & the view is wonderful. I've never been in one of those. I bet it's thrilling.

  8. Thanks to everyone for the visits and comments this week. I had lots of fun sharing my Big Yellow Banana and reading your warm yellow posts as well. - Margy