Category Archives: NW Way of Life

Ski to Sea Podcast: Why the Kayak Leg was REALLY Cancelled with 200+ Paddlers Waiting to Race!

June 27, 2011

An estimated 200 kayakers were left high and dry at the start of the kayak leg of the 2011 Ski to Sea, when race organizers, the US Coast Guard, and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department made the decision to cancel … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from the Nelsons!

October 31, 2010

Few places must offer the pure fun on a Halloween night that downtown Fairhaven offers! For the 2nd year in a row we took Hayden there, and the place was just PACKED! Little kids and dogs and moms and dads … Continue reading


1st Bellingham Bay SUP Race Goes OFF!

July 28, 2010
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Check out the photo album below!!! Tonight, we hosted the first of three Stand-Up Paddleboard races in the Pre-Paddle Grand Prix point series. We didn’t know what kind of turn-out to expect, having just starting spreading word about the race … Continue reading


Bellingham’s BMX Dirt Jump Park near Civic Field

July 06, 2010
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Bellingham is so freekin’ full of cool, FREE things to check out. And I’m not just talking about events — I’m talking about day-to-day expression sessions in, on, and around B’ham where stoked-on-life people are livin’ large. And you can … Continue reading


Boulevard Park Evening Concert Series

July 04, 2010
Boulevard Park Summer Concert Series

A few weeks ago we set up a picnic date with some friends at Boulevard Park on Bellingham’s waterfront.  When we got there we were a bit surprised to find no empty parking spaces anywhere near the park. Eventually, we snuck into a … Continue reading


Tuesday Night Lake Padden SUP is for EVERYONE!

June 23, 2010
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Last night marked the 2nd weekly Lake Padden Tuesday Night SUP gathering, race, and Family Fun Fest, and it was truly an AWESOME place to be. From last week, when we had 6 racers on the water, that number grew … Continue reading


Bellingham’s All-Comer’s Track Meet

June 14, 2010
Hayden at All comers

Today marks the start of one of the best outdoor family fun and fitness events in Whatcom County, the All-Comer’s Track Meet at Civic Field Stadium in Bellingham. We took Hayden to this multi-sport track-and-field fun-fest last year when he … Continue reading


Grand Opening for Bellingham Kite Paddle Surf!

June 12, 2010
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Bellingham Kiteboarding the sport has morphed from a small handful of elite athletes a few years ago into one of the most popular and thrilling outdoor pursuits you can indulge in within Whatcom County. Bellingham Kiteboarding the business, started and organically grown by entrepreneurs-and-school-teachers … Continue reading


Ski to Sea, Olympians, and Kumbaya!

June 01, 2010
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Ski to Sea 2010 has come and gone, and what a race it was!!! The level of competition has reached an all-time high, and so has the number of entrants, the level of fun, and the overall quality of the event. As … Continue reading


It's Race Day!!! It's Race Day!!!

May 30, 2010
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What a Day!!! Ski to Sea is here. Over 3700 athletes, over 50,000 spectators, 99 years of history!!! And today it all comes to a head. To every team and every racer out there: Best of luck! May you have … Continue reading