We took a ride on the Q to Q ferry service in New Westminster, BC, today. It’s a trial on for a couple of months. It was fun, and we also enjoyed rambling around Port Royal, where we’d never been before.
New Westminster waterfront
Running on weekends now
High-tech fare box works great!
The Fraser lives up to its moniker as a “working river.”
Even on a warm summer day it can be breezy and cool on the river
Ran across the fireworks barge
The old Samson V is looking rather rough. Wonder what its preservation status is?
I’m a rambling man. . .
An early birthday present. Vibram soles, breathable uppers.
Thank you my darling wife!
Dunno how many pairs of hiking boots I’ve worn out over the decades, ranging from traditional full leather to modern weird stuff.
These seem to be a nice balance of tried-and-true soles and moderately high-tech uppers.
I had a meeting in Victoria, BC, today, and enjoyed the BC Ferries ride there and back.
Super dynamic presentation on marine wildlife by Rachel, who I believe is from Parks Canada
And coming home in the evening:
Yumi and I filled the car with recyclables and headed off to the amazing Burnaby Eco-Centre. We do this about once a month after we’ve accumulated enough stuff to make it worthwhile.
Heading back on the road, it occurred to us that we should take advantage of our free Canada Parks 150 Pass and visit the Ft. Langley National Historic Site. Off we went!
We had a super time! We hadn’t visited in many years, and it was great fun wandering around checking out all the displays, and to top it off we got to watch a musket demonstration.
Yumi and I headed down to the cute town of Steveston, BC, today. We walked the waterfront, checked out the upgraded town museum (great history on early Japanese settlement/WWII internment), and enjoyed the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.
Wow, huge additions to the displays in the cannery. If you haven’t been there in a few years, you have to check it out. Good stuff.
While camping at Little Qualicum Falls on Vancouver Island, we took a day trip out to Ucluelet, Tofino, and Long Beach. It is gorgeous out there in any weather!
I think this is a Sooty Grouse. Seen on Radar Hill near Tofino.
A catch-and-release-at-end-of-season facility with amazing touch tanks, the Ucluelet Aquarium is a wonderful place to take the family.
Enjoyed five days camping in and around Jasper National Park. Previous post was wildlife shots, this one is of scenic views and forest closeups.
Spent a few days camping in Jasper National Park last week, and got lots of wildlife photos. Here are a few:
I tacked a few days on to my trip to Quesnel for SEP2017, the BC-wide streamkeepers workshop, so that I could relax and camp for a couple of days. Here are some shots from the road trip, and a lovely stay at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park. All of these photos were taken with my new Canon SX720HS.
Here’s an example of the amazing 40X optical zoom, from widest to the telephoto limit.
The view a few steps from my campsite
White-winged Scoter at Ten Mile Lake north of Quesnel, BC. This is the first time I’ve seen this bird.
One of humankind’s greatest inventions :-). The folding chair with built-in cup holder.
OK, so I got a pack of dogs at Wal-Mart for $2.99, but at least I paired them with a baguette!
At the campfire wearing my Vancouver Half-Marathon T from a few years back. Hot dogs and beer — the athletes dinner. . .
Lots of trout jumping in the lake
The view from the fishing-only dock
There were several frogs near the boat launch
I admired this cute furball — it didn’t solicit any treats from me, just happily munched away on a healthy natural diet