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A Hike around Buntzen Lake

Buntzen lake is located in Port Moody BC. It is a great summer retreat away from the city without really going all that far. There is a hike around the lake that is about 8km long and is not too challenging. There is a beach half way around as well that is generally much quieter than the one closer to the park entrance.

The hike is a great way to spend a sunny day and taking a dip in the lake is very refreshing.






Some Slightly Expired 35mm Nostalgia

I have had an old Canon AE1 Program for the past 6 years or so. It was an impulsive ebay purchase that really marked my initial interest in photography. Despite this interest I really didn’t have the knowledge, dedication or funds to pursue with any real passion. This statement is exemplified through the images below. Over the past 5 years there has been a single roll of Fuji 200 film in the body and every year or so I would pick up the body and take a picture or two. Last week I finally finished the roll and took it in for developing. The following photos were taken with a camera manufactured in 1981 and film that was 4 years expired. The images are untouched.

Got to love the retro-feel of film though… sort of like listening to Dark Side of the Moon on Vinyl.

A hemisphere away makes for a bit of a story to tell

My latest endeavor took me all the way to the other side of the World. Over the span of three weeks I travelled down the west coast of Australia seeing as much as possible between Cape Tribulation and Sydney. Starting off in Cairns, I drove north through Daintree and up to Cape Tribulation. Following this, the drive took me South along the coast to Airlie Beach where a three day sailing trip was in order. Wow, if you you are ever in the area, spring the cash and go for a sail. It is worth every penny. Post sailing, I continued South to Brisbane where I spent a few days before venturing to the Gold Coast. From the Gold Coast, a bit of a short cut was in order so after flying to Sydney I finished off the trip in the city.

Between the beautiful beaches, incredible nature, wonderful cities and of course the people Australia is a magical place. Worth every second and every penny. As with my lack of writing style of the blog, let’s get the photos to tell the story. Which ones are your favorites? If you really like them, check out more in the complete flickr album.

The Ferry to Daintree National Forest

A Single Mangrove Tree reaching into the sea

A basking crock, warming in the morning sun

The magnificent Cassowary, showing off its colours

Camping, Australia Style... (it is a bit different)

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands on the S.T. Whitehaven

The sleaping sailor, settled in for the night

The distance view of Surfer's Paradise

The sun setting over Miami Beach on the Gold Coast

Day time activities on the Gold Coast are… As expected…
No Australia trip is complete without…
As I said, the wildlife was magnificent.
A walk on the beach beside the setting sun
The Cormorants had vibrant faces like no other.
The Opera House is a staple of Sydney. The incredible texture is not always illustrated though.
This is a little more typical, but Sydney was a great place to end a wonderful trip. I would love to go back soon and see all that was missed.

If you skipped reading at the top, you missed out on this link… check out more photos from this latest trip at


Until next time, Happy Travels!



ugggh, too far behind….

I am slacking, I am a couple of adventures behind but really…. they are too close together to keep up!


Here is a taste of what is to come


another week or so and we will catch up…



one more try with B&W

a lil different than yesterday, and not necessarily new, but a new twist on some old fun!

a lil B&W

B&W is always fun to play with!

The beach is that way

Another day in the city… Life is tough…

Some time down by the Pier