Coast to Coast Part II

Posted on 26th September 2017 in adventure, nature

During the summer of 2017 my father and I traveled 20000 kms from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia and back again. The crossing itself is about 7000 km, and we spent a considerable amount of time driving around in Nova Scotia, too. My initial plan before I left this summer was to go from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia back to Vancouver Island and then back to Nova Scotia where I would move into our new house. Well, the second part of the journey across didn’t really happen since we ended up buying land without a house, so now I’m sitting here trying to decide what to do for the winter.

For the entire journey we stayed in Canada. Canada actually has quite beautiful roads – the trans-Canada for the most part has double lanes and smooth roads.

The order of these photographs are in the order that I took them, so you can kind of follow our path along as we went.

One of my challenges of this journey was to try and get some lifestyle photographs, which I really did fail at horribly. I am trying to train my eye to see casual settings to take photographs of, that I am a part of. I know it exists somewhere in remote triggering with my phone and setting the camera up on a tripod, but I still definitely haven’t come close to mastering that. Maybe I just need a sidekick with a camera…

Do you have any locations I should go to next spring when I’m doing the trip?

 

Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies

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Explored: Hockey Pucks

Posted on 28th February 2013 in explored

Spending a little time going through my old boxes of .stuff. I found my collection of hockey pucks.

I remember I had a set of them from the year our Peewee team won the Provincials back in the day. I had put tape around each of them to write which game of the Provincial Finals they were from. I didn’t find those pucks, I found the pucks that had all the team logos on them.

Needless to say, I saved the pucks from being lost forever, and they now are in a proper box labelled and everything.  This is a small selection of the pucks I had.

I found it funny that on the Canucks puck it says it’s made in Czechoslovakia, and the LA Kings puck is made in Canada. The LA Kings puck is an official puck, used in a game, and so was the team Canada puck. You can actually feel the hardness difference in the pucks between cheap collectors pucks and game used ones. All the pucks were used in games of the team represented on the pucks, except the Canucks one.

I used to roam in ice rinks a lot..

 

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Calgary, Alberta

Posted on 15th September 2011 in adventure, architecture, Street Photography, wandering

In the middle of my trip through Rogers Pass, and the Kootneys, I had a few days to kill with Kimberbow in Calgary. So, I did what any photographer would do with blue skies and all day to kill in a beautiful city, took photographs!

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Rogers Pass of the Rocky Mountains from Kamloops to Calgary

Posted on 14th September 2011 in adventure, nature

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity, and time, to head through the Rockies, once through Rogers Pass, which means Golden, Lake Louise, and Banff. On the way back, I took the Crowsnest Pass which was much further South, and much warmer!

This post will focus on the pass from Kamloops to Calgary, although the first picture is at the peak of the Coquihalla Highway, from Vancouver to Kamloops, but it’s a pretty one!

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