Thankful

After taking my camera everywhere for a month, packing it with me on trains, subways, mountain trails, and through museums, I guess I needed a break. September 2013 will remain without much photographic evidence in our household. That's okay. Sometimes it's nice to just look at things and remember them that way. This weekend though,… Continue reading Thankful

Mt. Daniels Hike

Saturday morning, Peter and I decided to do a local hike. One he'd done numerous times before, but the first time for me. Mt. Daniel is a short hike up a mountain, located in Pender Harbour. It wasn't a long drive for us and our trusty 4Runner took us right to the base of the… Continue reading Mt. Daniels Hike

Smuggler Cove Hike

Smuggler Cove is a short hike through a provincial park, about ten minutes away from us. Peter and I hiked through the park about two years ago and went back again on Saturday to enjoy a gorgeous day of sunshine. The path starts out rough but groomed with boardwalks taking you across the marshy sections.… Continue reading Smuggler Cove Hike

Snow and Sunshine – Spring Break 2013

When you think Spring Break, you generally think "beach", right? Me too. However, that's not what my spring break vacation looked like this year. Pictured below: Spring Break 2013 Peter and I snuck away for a few days in Whistler. You might know it as the ski resort town that hosted the 2010 Olympics. You… Continue reading Snow and Sunshine – Spring Break 2013

Blue Monday Happiness

Today is unofficially marked as "Blue Monday" - the so-called "most depressing day of the year". There's some pseudo-science calculation behind it that has to do with the weather/length between holidays/bills arriving after Christmas. If you're in Australia right now, you're probably fine. We had a not very relaxing weekend, I've worked 11 of the… Continue reading Blue Monday Happiness

A Skookum Hike

The weather around here has been bright, sunny, and cold. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling. Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to do a hike we'd long wanted to do - Skookumchuck Narrows. Peter and I and our friend, Kyle. This is one of the few hikes around here that I've actually… Continue reading A Skookum Hike

Chapman Creek Hike

Yesterday was the double whammy of Thanksgiving Day and Peter's birthday. Lucky guy got a holiday to celebrate his day. In the afternoon we hiked along Chapman Creek. I'd done this hike with Peter once before, years ago on one of my first visits. It was a beautiful day and a really great little hike.… Continue reading Chapman Creek Hike

Perfect Days

We've had a couple of pretty amazing days in a row here. The weather has been sunny and warm without being uncomfortably hot and we currently live in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. I feel very blessed. Check this out...it's a beach just a couple of blocks from where we're staying.… Continue reading Perfect Days