So first of all, we knew how unbelievably lucky we were with the weather. We experienced some of the nicest west coastal days I’ve seen in any month, let alone October. Waking up everyday to brilliant blue skis and checking weather reports that indicate more of the same, one falls into an automatic morning routine. Coffee, surf […]Read more "Raft Covfefe – Part 2"
Sometimes a trip comes together seemingly all on its’ own. With the right connection of friends, dogs, trucks and bikes, everything can magically coalesce into an epic drive-through weekend of riding and bonfires. Princess Leia is a fantastic companion in the woods, and ensured that no rodents (or anything small, furry and scurry) were to […]Read more "Chasing … Through the Selkirks"
Hiking for days…Read more "Great Scott!!!"
The Kalalau trail winds and climbs along the Na Pali coast on the north shore of Kauai and is often described as, and is completely justified as being, one of the best hikes in the world. These kinds of statements seem to pop up more and more on internet lists, but a reasonably extensive level […]Read more "Na Pali Wonderland (Or, The Garden of Eden Without Snakes)"
Algonquin Provincial Park in (sort-of) Northern Ontario is a magical place where canoes meet water and toes meet sand and this past Labour Day weekend provided an opportunity to get out into the park for some serious relaxation and the occasional exploration. The NWO Sauna.. The trip starts with a visit to the Bill’s fantastic […]Read more "Algonquinner (Algonkwinner)"
It’s been a few weeks now since I’ve felt the hot sun sting my arms and the warm ocean water sting my eyes but while the tan has faded from my skin, the relaxing memories of vacation still bring a smile to my face. I’m lucky to have a cousin smart enough to live in Santa Barbara, California, […]Read more "SantaBarbara Sunshine"
A couple of weeks ago, I got together with some friends and went for an adventure in the forest. Then I took some pictures… Fully “loaded” Volvo… Jules getting posey Scot comtemplates the waterfall Alan is vewwy vewwy sneaky… Al, Jules Phil and Scot are here to keep you safe in the woods. Cheers!Read more "Forest Adventures with Friends"
Early this Fall, the always-adorable Miss Caroline Wells moved for school out to the far coast of our fair country. Before she left, we managed to sneak in a quick little trip to Carmanah Provincial Park and Ukee on the extreme west coast of Vancouver Island. Later, I went to join up with her in […]Read more "West Meets East"
Well the temperature is dropping and the precipitation is falling (in some places more than others) and I’ve finally had some time to look at the photos taken this summer. As some of you likely now, I work as a Wildlife Biologist and spend most of my summer and fall up on the North Coast […]Read more "Gone Fishin’"
It’s the BC Day Long Weekend and there’s no better time to brave massive ferry line-ups, SUV and yacht traffic, mobs of kayakers and the abundant wildlife. We rolled up over a lovely 8 hours of HOT weather and managed to make if to PR Kayaks less than 30 minutes after they closed. After being […]Read more "Sounds of Desolation"