Author Archives: Neil

Backpacking Trip

When forest fires in BC closed The Rockwall Trail, our 5-day backpacking trip for August had to undergo a last minute change in location.  Fortunately, one of our group was familiar with a hike in the Bighorn Country, west of … Continue reading

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Jasper 2018

Over this past summer I managed to get up to Jasper National Park in Alberta several times. The first time was in early June, a trip that was partly a reconnaissance trip for a visit by a couple of my … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast

Last Spring we drove up the Oregon Coast on our return to Canada.  We have made this trip several times now with varying weather conditions. Unfortunately, from a photography point of view, we had a lot of rain and heavy … Continue reading

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Earworm

Can a photo give you an earworm (a song playing over and over in your head)?  Who knows?  Let’s find out! On the drive back from Canyon de Chelly our route would take us past Winslow, AZ.  Of course I … Continue reading

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Canyon de Chelly

Our journey continued with about a 100 mile drive from Monument Valley to Canyon de Chelly  National Monument.  As was Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “de Shay“) is located on Navajo Tribal Land.  While one is free to drive … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

Last March, along with a group of photographer friends, I journeyed to Monument Valley.  This collection of massive sandstone buttes is located in northeastern Arizona, straddling the border with Utah. The valley is on Navajo Tribal Land.  To visit the … Continue reading

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Argentina Part 2

The morning of our final day in Mendoza was free time, so I took advantage of the opportunity to explore the area around our hotel.  Across the street from our hotel was the  Plaza Indepencia, the largest park in the … Continue reading

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Argentina Part 1

Our flight took us up over the Andes from  Chile to Argentina; more specifically from  Santiago to Mendoza:  from the land of Carmenere to the land of Malbec.  The city of Mendoza is the capital of the Province of Mendoza.  … Continue reading

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Chile Part 4

From Santiago, our journey took us to Santa Cruz, Chile for a two-night stay.  Enroute we stopped at Viu Manent winery. A special treat at this winery was a tour of the vineyard in horse-drawn carriages followed by a tasting … Continue reading

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Chile Part 3

Our Opimian Wine Tour in Chile continued, the next day, with a cooking class in the morning followed by tastings with two different wineries. The cooking class actually commenced at the market where we met our chef and followed her … Continue reading

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