Summer · Travel

‘Tis often more about the company than the view …

… although a good view doesn’t hurt. In keeping with my posts about hikes, waterfalls, and beautiful views, today I’m featuring my most recent hike with three friends. With the last of the four children leaving for university on Monday, we decided to memorialize the moment with a walk up the “Stawamus Chief,” south of… Continue reading ‘Tis often more about the company than the view …

Nature · Summer

Three lakes & a waterfall on one hike? Bonus!

I left home at 5am, the earliest I’ve been up in quite some time, and drove from Langley, east of Vancouver, towards Whistler where I picked up two youngsters I know from Edmonton. This was the view that greeted me as I approached the town with the exotic name, Squamish. We were bound for Joffre… Continue reading Three lakes & a waterfall on one hike? Bonus!

Cariboo · Nature · Summer

Searching out natural curiosities in a familiar neck of the woods

I hate shooting the same things twice. And when you live in a smallish community, it really does become difficult finding new subjects, and is challenging shooting old subjects in a fresh way. Recently, though I headed south out of town towards Australian Creek with a friend. 25 minutes down highway 97 we pulled off… Continue reading Searching out natural curiosities in a familiar neck of the woods

People · Photography · Real LIfe · Summer

Faux fur on a counterfeit child

Apparently, from some of the feedback I’ve received, the subjects of my previous blogpost – the hillbilly couple outside of town – were either way too real or not real enough. So, today’s subject, I can guarantee, is not real at all. She is a complete figment of my camera and imagination. After all, what… Continue reading Faux fur on a counterfeit child

Cariboo · Summer · Travel

Just cruising Cariboo’s back-trails

Yesterday I started telling the story about our trip along the Yank’s Peak trail, and how I was wondering who the “yank,” after whom the peak was named, was. Let’s continue from where I left off. We stopped for lunch at a beautiful spot next to the Cariboo River, just downriver from the Lower Cariboo… Continue reading Just cruising Cariboo’s back-trails

Cariboo · Photography · Quesnel · Summer

Quesnel’s Bridges

Quesnel, the Cariboo town of around 12,000 inhabitants, lies at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers. It also lies on the main route to northern British Columbia and the Yukon, with Highway 97 running right through town. Originally the commercial centre of the Cariboo Gold Rush, Quesnel now owes its existence mainly to the… Continue reading Quesnel’s Bridges

Nature · Photography · Summer · Travel

About adventures with an incredible eye

I don’t know what it is, but this trip has involved more waterfalls than any of my previous visits put together. The day after arriving in Canuckistan we saw the Bridal Veil Falls close to Chilliwack and then the other day I went for an afternoon outing to the Gold Creek Falls in the Golden… Continue reading About adventures with an incredible eye

Humour · Summer · Writing

All about Canuckistan’s national bird

Believe it or not, Canuckistan does not have a national bird. The debate about what it should be has been raging for years, more fiercely in fact than most debates rage in this country of begging-your-pardon pacifists. Suggestions have ranged from the common loon to the snowy owl, the anonymous grey jay to the Canada… Continue reading All about Canuckistan’s national bird

People · Real LIfe · Summer

A day in the life of two cracodile hunters

Do you remember the two brothers that I shot quarrying for veneer? And the one brother with whom I did a ridiculously cool photoshoot last year? Well, they are back, and in today’s post you get to experience a typical day in their summer vacation. Both are studying – one to be a vet and the… Continue reading A day in the life of two cracodile hunters

Nature · Photography · Summer · Travel

Exploring Canuckistan with jet lag (and two young lasses) as company

The very day after arriving in Canuckistan one of the young ladies I was staying with suggested we visit some waterfalls in the area, before going out to supper to friends. So, after taking care of a bit of admin, off we set on the warm, humid summer’s afternoon: our good-humoured guide, an adopted lodger,… Continue reading Exploring Canuckistan with jet lag (and two young lasses) as company