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Makani Kai Kiteboarding School

Makani Kai Kiteboarding School

Having so much fun learning to kitesurf with Makani Kai! Check out my video …

Lancelin Ocean Classic

Lancelin Ocean Classic

The Lancelin Ocean Classic occurred this past weekend, and is by far the biggest event that happens in this small town. The Ocean Classic is a world renowned windsurfing event that has occurred annually since 1986 attracting competitors from all over the world. The first two days consist of wave sailing, the Ledge to Lancelin Ocean […]

If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try again!

If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try again!

Video of my kitesurfing adventures in Lancelin …

White Christmas in Lancelin

White Christmas in Lancelin

Lancelin is nestled between the ocean and seemingly endless white sand dunes. From the top of the dunes you can see a pretty view of the ocean and is a great place to catch the sunset. As I recently learned, the dunes is not the best place to visit on a windy day! There are […]

Happy Christmas from down under!

Happy Christmas from down under!

To see more photos of Crissy on the beach in Lancelin CLICK HERE.

How to make butterzopf (Swiss braided bread)

How to make butterzopf (Swiss braided bread)

I love learning new recipes from around the world. My Swiss roommate taught me how to make butterzopf (braided bread) which is traditionally made every Sunday in Switzerland. The bread turned out so good and we enjoyed with butter and apricot jam! Make your own butterzopt as follows … 1. Mix ingredients bellow allow to sit […]

GBF: Moved into a cool beach house!

GBF: Moved into a cool beach house!

THE GOOD – I moved into a sweet little beach house in Lancelin! I am living with Robyn (Canadian), Ros (Irish), Stevo and Thomas (Swiss). We each only pay $50/week for the place and it is so nice to have my own room once again! The house is just across the street from the beach […]

Happy Anniversary Lancelin Lodge!

Happy Anniversary Lancelin Lodge!

Last week I celebrated the 15 year anniversary of Lancelin Lodge. Owners Trish and Trev threw a party at the hostel, treating us all to a lovely dinner and fun times with new friends. Trish & Trev came up with the idea to build the lodge after staying in hostels for the first time while traveling […]

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

My new friend Mylene is French and when she is not windsurfing she is always wanting to practice her English. I have loved my chats with Mylene as well as her yummy apple pies. As a homework assignment I asked her to write out her secret apple pie recipe in English. Mylene has a sweet […]

Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude

Learned something new today: Strangely enough I learned a new English word from my new Swiss friends. They recently attended English school and find the English language to be quite confusing at times. They asked me if I had ever heard the word schadenfreude. I had not. Schadenfreude – a feeling of pleasure that you […]

Thanksgiving Down Under

Thanksgiving Down Under

I am attempting to catch up this blog with all I have been up to the past three weeks in Lancelin. I have been having too much fun kitesurfing and hanging with new friends to want to sit down in front of a computer! A few weeks back I hosted a very international Thanksgiving dinner […]

Blown away by Lancelin …

Blown away by Lancelin …

I was recently reminded why I do not make plans too far in advance when traveling and prefer to fly by the seat of my skirt.  I have always regretted the times when I have thought too far ahead instead of allowing life to evolve, as it should be. Plan as you may, things change, […]

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