SEATTLE TO YOSEMITE NP

SEATTLE TO YOSEMITE NP

We spent another day in Seattle which was a rainy day, which is expected since Seattle gets more than 150 days rain a year.  This town is very open to change and diversity, there are a lot of things that started their journey in Seattle from the first Starbucks,...

LEAVENWORTH, A BAVARIAN VILLAGE

LEAVENWORTH, A BAVARIAN VILLAGE

This week we packed up the flat and headed south, first stop Leavenworth, Washington which is about 2 and half hours East of Seattle. This town was known as a mining town in the 1860 and then a timber hub from 1890 to 1920 however after both of these industries left...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

This week was all about the “spook” so we thought we would get into the “spirit” of Halloween, it was interesting to see that a lot of the East Indian families are starting to celebrate it as well, as it is not a normal tradition for them, but it is great to see them...

ISLAND TIME

ISLAND TIME

This week started off with the country’s election, voting here is not compulsory.  With a three-day break in the rain we headed over to Vancouver Island, again just in time because at the end of this week the tourist providers close up shop until the end of February...

ALL QUIET ON THE HOME FRONT

ALL QUIET ON THE HOME FRONT

Well it is always nice to come home and even though we are temporarily living in Abbotsford it does feel like home.  This week Digby is working on his images as he has already taken 10 000 photos’ so hopefully, he can cull them down to about 100! It has been raining...

WINTER IS COMING

WINTER IS COMING

The trip home took us across the top of British Colombia and into Alberta, this scenery is completely different again from our trip up to Whitehorse via Prince George. Our first stop was at Watson Lake, Yukon which is famous for the signpost forest which was started...

YUKON/ALASKA ROAD TRIP

YUKON/ALASKA ROAD TRIP

A round trip of 3200 km, the purpose of this trip at this particular time of the year was to avoid the tourist crowds which we did! However, it limited some of our activities and we missed one leg of the trip due to everything being closed down after the Summer...

NORTH TO ALASKA

NORTH TO ALASKA

With our guests heading off on their Banff/Jasper legs we have packed the car and started our journey North to Alaska.  We have noticed a shift in the colours and the further north we go the brighter they seem; a totally different landscape is appearing from Prince...

SHARING THE LOVE – WEEK TWO!

SHARING THE LOVE – WEEK TWO!

Our visitors have arrived back from their cruise and by all accounts it was a fantastic trip with some stunning photos, great stories, amazing views and a lot of food eaten. For all those people that I told that I wouldn’t post food photo’s – Sorry!  A gastronomic...

SHARING THE LOVE

SHARING THE LOVE

With the official ending of the summer holidays what a difference in the traffic scene, all the big boy toys have been put away and the family and city cars have now hit the road.  We received our visitors from Australia, firstly our Tamworth friends and then my...

CHURCHILL – POLAR BEAR CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

CHURCHILL – POLAR BEAR CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Well I expected a small town in the semi wilderness and I was not disappointed, Churchill Manitoba which is about 1000 km north of Winnipeg and has a population of around 900 people, over 3000 beluga whales and in the peak season (October to November)  thousands of...

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE VIEW

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE VIEW

Bah hum bug! I know this is the same photo as the other 5 million visitors to Lake Louise this year, however when in Rome! To visit Lake Louise is one of those things that you must see but beware It is utter chaos and my suggestion is if you are going to visit Lake...

CHILLING OUT

CHILLING OUT

We had a quite week this week, just been chilling out at the flat, doing some hikes a really nice one we did was Rolley Falls and Lake and I will be taking my visitors up there to spend the day.We spent a day out on the water off Vancouver Island looking for whales,...

BELLA COOLA – GRIZZLY COUNTRY

BELLA COOLA – GRIZZLY COUNTRY

We have just completed a trip to Bella Coola which is a 2000 km round trip, the intent was to try and find some grizzly bears, however we were about 2 weeks to soon for the salmon run which would have meant a lot more bears out for a feed. Even though Bella Coola is...

ON THE ROAD – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK – USA

ON THE ROAD – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK – USA

For our first road trip we are heading to Olympic National Park USA, this park is quite unique as it has ocean, rainforests and mountains with ice glaciers, so a great array of photographic opportunities.Our first stop though was the US Border control, as we didn’t...

DECKING OUT THE CAR TO TRAVEL

DECKING OUT THE CAR TO TRAVEL

Well imagine Digby’s male brain trying to explain how the bed frame is going to work to Michelle’s female brain – not a pretty sight, so once he completed a physical example using suitcases and notebooks (only things on hand) I actually got it! So here is how it...

THE DAILY GRIND

THE DAILY GRIND

This week we chilled out a bit at home, getting into a routine of research, shopping and hiking.  The shopping is frustrating as you don’t really know the price you are going to pay until you get to the checkout for example: Toaster advertised at $12.99 so add 12%...

OUT AND ABOUT

OUT AND ABOUT

We looked into joining our interest clubs whilst in Abbotsford, both the Lions club and the local camera club, in fact most community clubs close down for the summer break of 8 weeks, but I suppose it makes everyone have a break, so not a bad idea.  They do have some...