So in January I went out for a short paddle in the 'usual horrendous and challenging conditions' at Port Moody inlet - [probably the most benign water to paddle in in the whole wide world] - and saw this strange monstrous machinery and booms stretching along one side and seemingly about to be placed on the other side too. Big machinery: buncha booms: I hadn't heard about any oil spill, but what else could it be . . . but if I'd just looked up the acronym at that time, it would have all made sense: Fraser River Pile and Dredge: Look at that spiral dredge!