Category Archives: Nature

Tonquin Valley Hike

Several weeks ago I joined 9 friends for our annual backpacking trip.  This year’s excursion was a 5-day hike on the Tonquin Valley Trail in Jasper National Park.  The trail is about 43 km long which we broke into 4 … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona

Last spring I spent 5 days in Northern Arizona with my camera club buddies.  It has taken me a while to process photos from that trip as it seems every time I would get going on them another project would … Continue reading

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Best laid plans …

For part of this winter I made plans to camp and photograph in the Big Sur area.  I had my campsite booked and was looking forward to 5 days of exploring the coast.  Then the rains came. The result was … Continue reading

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Potpourri

Over the winter, here in the desert, I haven’t done a lot of “big” photo trips.  I still have had lots of opportunities to capture the beauty that surrounds us.  So here is a sampling of some of my favourite … Continue reading

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Death Valley

My friends keep reminding me that I haven’t updated my blog in a while so here goes with one update at least. Way back in November, my hearty group of photo buddies and I headed off for a 5-day trip … Continue reading

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Salton Sea November ’16

The other day, 3 friends and I set off early in the morning to photograph birds at the Salton Sea.  We arrived at the State Park just before sunrise so as to take advantage of golden hour. While it was … Continue reading

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Maligne Lake 2016

The sun was just coming up as we arrived at the Maligne Lake boat launch.  The air may have been cool, just a few degrees above freezing, but our spirits were high as the lake was like glass.  As we unloaded … Continue reading

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Skyline Trail – 2nd Half

Last August, a group of us attempted a 4-day backpacking trip on the Skyline Trail ( previous post ) in Jasper National Park.  Between huge blisters on my feet and snow when we woke up on the 3rd morning we had … Continue reading

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Sailing 2016 Part 3 – Desolation Sound & Sunshine Coast

It rained most of the night at Refuge Cove but by morning only the odd shower still lingered.  While a bit damp, it did make for a pretty start to the day. Day 9 itself didn’t quite go as planned. Our … Continue reading

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Sailing 2016 – Part 2, Desolation Sound

Day 5 started with rain. While refuelling the boat I regretted that we hadn’t done this the afternoon before when it wasn’t raining.  Soon we were on our way in wind and rain out of Jervis Inlet and up Malaspina … Continue reading

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