Life Preserver

Knowing that this might further perpetuate a horrible rumour, I am yet again writing a story that features Brian Seaward; who BTW is definitely not dead! “… is definitely not dead!” Anyone that visits this site regularly is aware that Brian has been featured in two of my most recent Boondockers articles. It started innocently enough […]

Seaworthy

The first time we came in contact with Brian Seaward was immediately following a 68cm snowstorm that had locked us down at Strawberry Hill Resort on Newfoundland’s west coast for two and a half days. My Father, three of my uncles (Dominic, Pat and Allan) and the three Smallwood boys (Ramsay, Bill and Joey) were […]

See Word

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my last article and the difficulties I was having with a rental sled that wasn’t performing anywhere near to my liking. First of all, I can’t imagine any manufacturer releasing a machine that offered such a terrible handling package. Secondly, I’ve spoken to some friends who’ve ridden […]

Wrecked It

We had a great snowmobile ride on Newfoundland’s West Coast last weekend – but it didn’t start out that way. We stayed at Strawberry Hill Resort where the beds were more than comfortable, the grub was plentiful and satisfying, the company superb and the snow conditions were decent. We rode right from the camp door […]

Sick

Last month we headed out for the season’s first snowmobile adventure on Newfoundland’s West Coast despite a sickening forecast. We’d been warned of the anemic snow conditions but were anxious to break in our sleds; and figured the worst case scenario was a good party in Corner Brook on Friday Night. Some sick on Saturday. […]

Lot of Luck

Lucky Pierre shows up for work on Monday morning with a broken hand in a sling. His co-workers meet him at the cooler and noticing the cast exclaim – “Hey Pierre, what’s with the arm? You don’t look so lucky today!” “Ahhhh…” says Pierre, “You have no idea! This weekend you see I go to […]

Marathon Dan

Throughout the years in which we’ve been filming the Boondockers series of backcountry snowmobile videos I’ve come to witness many spectacular events, stunts and activities. We were there to experience the original Boondocker, Brian Seaward’s riding clinic when he side-hilled his way up the pole line above Grand Lake back in 1996. We sat jaw […]

Wiped Out

Given the number of serious snowmobile accidents this year I was not surprised to see Chris Brown’s recent comments on Rob Alford’s face book page – http://tinyurl.com/4vj44ff . Unfortunately Chris was beaten up pretty bad in a snowmobile wreck earlier this year so it is understandable that he would begin to question his own behavior […]