Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange


This week we have Orange.  Interesting choice.  I took this sunset photo on Kootenay Lake in September of 2014.  The pictures do not do it justice.

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Images Of World War 1 Sites Today


Very interesting article showing sites of WW1 battles as they look today.  The war to end all wars started just over 100 years ago.  One of my grandfathers fought for Canada in this and was gassed at some point.  I’m going to have to look into that a bit further.

The Article

29 Untouched Corners Of The Earth Where You Can Completely Abandon Civilization


Have you have had the feeling that yo wanted to go completely off grid and lose yourself where you will never (maybe) be found.  The link gives you 29 possible places that you may be able to realize that dream. although several might be a bit to off the grid for even the craziest among us.

 

Distractify | 29 Untouched Corners Of The Earth Where You Can Completely Abandon Civilization.

Flying To Vancouver, BC


IMG_1372Loving flying over the rocks.  I took this in early July of 2013.  Lots of snow.


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An interesting article from m Readers Digest.  I have done 3 of 10 listed, Bourbon Street in New Orleans, the Champs Elysees in Paris and Abbey Road in London.  How many have you done?

http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/world/worlds-10-most-famous-streets

Traveling British Columbia – Horseshoe Bay


June 2014, we are off on the next installment in our quest to become sailors..  But…first we have to get where we are going, meaning ROAD TRIP.  What a beautiful way to get where you need to be, a drive from Calgary to Vancouver.  Outstanding scenery, enthralling drive. I won’t bore you with a whack of mountain shots and head right to the point of entry to our sailing, Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in West Vancouver.  After a lengthy drive, involving an overnight in Revelstoke, BC.  We spent the night at  the Day’s Inn.  The hotel was okay, pretty much normal for this brand.  We headed out for a quick bite and tried a place we had never been to on our past trips, Zalas Pizza and Steak House.  Food was pub fare and good, we would definitely try it again n the future.  Spent a quiet night, then up and at em for the next part of our journey

We arrived at the terminal, only to find that the ferry was full and we would have a two-hour wait until the next one departed.  Tough place to spend a few hours with views like this.

That's Where We Are Going

That’s Where We Are Going

We have to take the ferry as we are heading to the Sunshine Coast.  It is on the mainland, just like Vancouver, just inaccessible by road.  The sailing school is located over there, Gibsons, BC.  Still, we have a few hours to kill.  Off to lunch.  The terminal area is a trendy place, with multiple shops, a marina and many restaurants.  We chose Bay Moorings, a good choice.  The food was good, reasonably priced and served by efficient and friendly staff.  A great lunch, much enjoyed.

Then we hit the ferry.  They definitely cram them in on these boats.

Sardine Can

Sardine Can

Next up, the expected shot from the ship out to the ocean.

Looking out into Howe Sound

Looking out into Howe Sound

And then we were there.  a quick drive into Gibsons, parked the vehicle and there, right in front of us, a piece of Canadian TV history, Molly’s Reach.

Molly's Reach

Next post, we introduce you to Gibsons, BC, where to go, where to stay, what to see.  At least, where we ate, where we stayed and what we saw, then some sailing.

For Your Saturday Morning Enjoyment


This morning, enjoy Christopher Walken in a dance mash-up.

40 Incredible Secret Places Most Travelers Don’t Know About. The Last One Blew Me Away…


Palácio Nacional de Sintra

Palácio Nacional de Sintra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Hi everyone.  Been a real busy month, and it is only getting busier.  Off to Candle Lake this weekend, back for a few days, then off to Kaslo.  Also planning our next big adventure.  In case you missed me, i have popped up a quick link for you, showcasing some amazing places.  I am 1 for 40, Sintra being the one. If the other 39 are anything as incredible as Sintra, then they are very worthy to visit.

 

40 Incredible Secret Places Most Travelers Don’t Know About. The Last One Blew Me Away….

Canada, Anthems and Beer


English: Gibsons Harbour, Sunshine Coast, Brit...

Gibsons Harbour, British Columbia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Back after our beautiful drive from Calgary to Gibsons, BC through the Rocky Mountains.  What a beautiful drive.  We live in an astounding place, this country of ours.  One of our breweries, Molson’s (owned by Coors now, I think) has put together a great set of marketing tools, usually involving beer coolers and a uniquely Canadian only way to open it.  The first series involved using a Canadian passport to open randomly placed machines around the world.  Very cool idea.  The video here represents their latest interesting take.  Enjoy eh!

 

To Sail Or Not To Sail – BC Edition


Gospel Rock Panorama - Gibsons Landing, Sunshi...

Gospel Rock Panorama – Gibsons Landing, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada (Photo credit: Daniel Peckham)

And we are off.  Road trip from Calgary to Gibsons, BC, via Vancouver through the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  Then we sail.  Four days of lessons on a 36 footer in Howe Sound, then a more road trip up the Sunshine Coast.  From there a ferry to Vancouver Island, then back to Vancouver and home.  Building more memories, the most important thing in life. Hope to post a few quick posts along the way.

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