Saturday Snippets: 06.May.2017

It’s felt like another super-busy week over here, and I can’t really believe we’ve officially hit May! We’ll be taking part in our final climbing competition of the season this weekend, which means we’ll probably also be enjoying a beverage or two on Sunday when it finishes 😉

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Our Saturday Snippets for 06.May.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):


  • It’s been a week of cabinet-making! Jonty was able to CNC all the front and bottom panels for the upper cabinets, and I was able stain them all. We’ve decided to stain the cabinet bottoms black, to match the divider walls, van walls, fridge and cabinet latch hardware.
  • For the upper cabinets, we’ve used 1/4-inch Baltic birch, and finished them with a clear coat of Osmo oil, which seems to be the woodworker’s wax of choice.
  • More latches are on order, once they arrive we’ll be able to put everything together. | Sprinter conversion - sealing cabinets with Osmo

Random bits and pieces:

  • We’ve started to work on finishing the ceiling at the front of the van. The main panel (with the holes for the lights and fan) has been CNC’d and attached. The upper galley-cabinet is no longer on temporary mounting blocks, and is attached properly to the ceiling and wall (finally!). Next up is covering the ceiling panel in our foam-backed vinyl. | Sprinter conversion - ceiling panel up | Sprinter conversion - ceiling panel up

  • Sink update: we ordered another sink (after the first one failed to make it to us), and it’s ready for pick it, so hopefully next week we can show you some pictures 🙂
  • Jonty wanted to put in one more safe guard on the electrical system (to make it easier for us to shut off the power in a, “Holy crap we need to turn off the power now!” situation). He finished that off and cleaned up some more fusing. | Sprinter conversion - battery installation

Pictures during the week of 06.May.2017:

Eeek, I’m afraid I don’t have much to show for this week! It was site visits and van work, with a few climbing sessions in between. I posted my monthly photo challenge pictures yesterday, so maybe I’ll just show you a few of my favourite 🙂 | Vibrant pictures around Vancouver

Happy Weekend!


  1. What vibrant colorful photos! I love the photos.

    And I checked out that article about what happens to your body when you stop exercising, it’s so interesting! I sprained my ankle and haven’t been able to run, climb, or do much intense exercise other than maybe some ab work and light biking, and I feel my body getting weaker. I went for a bike ride last weekend and the 3 miles of climbing up hills KILLED me. Ah! It makes me want to get back to exercising more again.

    P.S. I’m a walnut too!

    1. It’s interesting with the exercise thing! Whenever we take a week or so off of climbing, the strength deterioration feels pretty large (definitely high-gravity days!), and don’t get me started with cycling after a winter break! Hope the ankle is healing – I used to do mine all the time when I was younger. Starting back with cycling is probably a great “ease into it” motion!

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