The Ascend® DC156 Canoe is wide, roomy, and flat bottomed; designed for calm water like ours. Steers and maneuvers swiftly and precisely through all lakes and rivers, with the benefit of a built-in motor transom for a trolling motor. Extremely durable, dent-resistant high-density polypropylene construction stands up to any conditions. Features include comfortable swivel seats with padded backs, a built-in cooler under the center seat, storage compartment, extra-comfortable carrying handles, and paddle and fishing-rod holders.
We have the trolling motor and battery, which will be available early Fall when solar power is slated for installation. Then the 12v battery can be charged in the boathouse, after which trips of reasonable distances could be comfortably accomplished.
"We took the canoe out for a maiden voyage which was superb. We caught a beautiful sunset and then we also utilized the oceanfront wood sauna which was lovely… "
The boathouse currently accommodates 1 single kayak and the canoe, along with a storage room for the boating equipment and beach gear. Firewood is stored in the rack that faces the ocean and at the back, well protected from the weather.
The steps over the log to the left of the boathouse lead to the newly created "Sauna Beach", an ocean-facing, glass-fronted barrel sauna.
The Lambert Channel
Between our shore and Hornby Island, the ocean is quite often as calm as a lake and ideal for canoeing. The crystal clear water around these islands was once described by the famous underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, as the second best for diving in the world! Whilst out on the water you'll likely encounter curious otters and eagles fishing and nesting in the shoreline trees; if you have the stamina you could paddle the 2 miles over to Hornby to visit the Ford's Cove Marina or Heron Rocks where seals swim underneath you and if you're lucky, you'll spot a pod of hunting orcas! A longer paddle North along the Denman shoreline will take you to Sandy Island Marine Park (aka Tree Island; aka Bird Island). However, most folk just want to get out on the water and experience the peace, calm and beauty of it all.