Saturday Snippets: 19.November.2016

Well, this week shot by in a blink of an eye! The weather has been cooling off in Vancouver, and the local mountains have had their first dusting of snow. I don’t know if it will stick around, but I’m sure the skiers are starting to get excited. We’re planning on taking in some of the Eastside Culture Crawl today, and then climbing our little shoes out tomorrow. Wish us luck 🙂

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 19.November.2016.

On Climbing:

  • 10 more climbing photographers to add to your feed.
  • We’re entering a bouldering competition this weekend! We’ve never done one before, and we have no expectations (there’s over 200 people registered!) other than to climb amongst super-strong climbers and be pushed out of our (my?) comfort zones. If nothing else, we get a free t-shirt 🙂

On Eating:

On Repeating:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter Conversion Update):

  • It’s been a slower week on the van front. After parts arrived finally, Jonty put the system together and then spent some time figuring out how to automate everything (CAN bus…). Then, three days of testing it all… Next up: dismantle everything, load up the battery box, and transfer everything into the van! | 20161119 Saturday Snippets - Sprinter conversion battery box | 20161119 Saturday Snippets - Sprinter conversion battery box

  • Now that we’ll be installing some of the expensive components into the van (batteries and electrical system, fridge, appliances, etc.) we’re starting to look at proper RV insurance. It looks like Aviva Canada is the company to go through in Canada. If anyone has experience with this group, or another one, let us know!
  • The big roll of foam-backed vinyl is still sitting, unwrapped, in our living room. Perhaps a realistic goal is to have the walls covered by Christmas?! 🙂 | 20161119 Saturday Snippets - Sprinter conversion battery set-up

Always working… always thinking… always figuring stuff out… 🙂

Happy Weekend!


  1. We have Aviva for our house insurance. They have some additional coverage for slightly lower premium, and were able to add the condo into one policy. They did do a home inspection after we switched and had some suggestions for changes needed for loss prevention, like steel braid hoses on the washer for water damage prevention.

    1. Hmm, good to know. Perhaps we can bundle our apartment insurance in with them, instead of our current provider. Would definitely make paperwork easier!

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