Category Archives: Travel

Visiting Ft. Langley National Historic Site

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.

Ft. Langley National Historic Site

Camping at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park

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.

Quesnel road trip Ten Mile Lake
Here’s an example of the amazing 40X optical zoom, from widest to the telephoto limit.

The view a few steps from my campsite



Ten Mile Lake
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