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Wined and Dined in Naramata BC

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As a Pre-Canada Day celebration Kelly and I head to the interior; Narimata BC. to be more precise, one of the best known wine regions of BC. Just outside of Penticton, Narimata is home to more than 20 different wineries. With weather fading in and out over the three days it was a matter of quick-draw on the shudder but I managed to get a few shots over the weekend. Visiting some 14 wineries and one brewery this was an inevitably awesome time.

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Conquering Cancer Swimmingly

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The second Ride to Conquer Cancer of 2012 is now complete. This past weekend more than 3000 riders hit the road aboard their self-powered bikes in a massive fundraising effort benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. The participants of the BC ride raised an astounding $11.2 Million dollars this year alone!

I have personally been present at all 4 of the BC Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer events. through these events I have seen rain, hail, sun, cloud, fog and nearly any other weather pattern that you can think of. We have been lucky to avoid snow as of so far though. 2012 was the worst one yet. While there have been stints of rain in the past this year it was a torrential downpour. There were times when it let off but it was overall, VERY wet.

Despite the miserable conditions the riders persevered and worked their way through the course counting down the kms to the finish line in Seattle Washington. Through two days of following the ride in a tech support capacity our crew managed to muster up the following numbers.

 

900 Bikes Repaired

450 Tubes Replaced

50 Tires Replaced

75 Broken Spokes

20 Sets of Brake Pads Replaced

10 Broken Chains

8 Wheels Replaced

1 Broken Frame

A Ton of other things that I have already forgot.

 

And without further adieu, here are a gaggle of photos from the weekend.

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Snowy Owls on a Snowy Day in Boundary Bay

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Once every few years when the lemming population runs low in Northern Canada, as a result Snowy Owls make the trip South to Boundary Bay BC. 2012 is one of these years; there are hundreds of these majestic birds calling this home as we speak! The birds hang out in the flats where they are able to hunt with ease. There are also numerous other birds of prey species in the area such as eagles and hawks. If you are looking to head out and see the owls for yourself this is where you need to go .

 

The video and photos were made using a Canon 7D, Canon 300mm f4l and Canon 2x extender II.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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It isn’t an owl, but I also took this photo of a Northern Harrier in flight

A Hike around Buntzen Lake

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Buntzen lake is located in Port Moody BC. It is a great summer retreat away from the city without really going all that far. There is a hike around the lake that is about 8km long and is not too challenging. There is a beach half way around as well that is generally much quieter than the one closer to the park entrance.

The hike is a great way to spend a sunny day and taking a dip in the lake is very refreshing.

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one more shot on the rocks

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Riding back home.

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The trails in my hometown of Halfmoon Bay BC. Doesn’t get any better!

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