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A new home, let’s get settled.


Well, it has been a while with the nearly incomprehensible url of The original idea was to do a photo-per-day blog. Over time that warped, skewed and evolved into a story of adventure, recreation and people through images. This is the online journal of that in my life worth sharing. With that in mind the url: seemed fitting and appropriate.

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The Ride To Conquer Cancer – Vancouver To Seattle


The BC Ride To Conquer Cancer is a 2 Day, 220km ride from Vancouver BC to Seattle Washington. For 2011, more than 2800 riders raised in excess of $11.1 Million. WOW!

With work, I took on the challenge of keeping all of these bikes in working order for the duration. Offering free tech support to the onslaught of cyclists I do not want to see another flat tire for some time. With countless flats, bent wheels, mis-aligned derailleurs, missing pedal cleats, etc. etc. etc. I am happy it is over but I had a lot of fun at the event.

Next weekend I am doing the same thing all over again in Calgary. I will update on that one in a week or so.


and a video.

Vancouver Canucks Game 7 Loss and Riot – Shame on you!


The Stanley Cup final is something that does not come to Vancouver all that often. It is a time to celebrate, a time to rejoice, a time to spend with friends. And then there is the other side. You would think that Vancouver Canucks’ fans would be used to losing by now, but now. The Stanley Cup game 7 loss to Boston is nothing more than an excuse to break shit.

Shame on you Vancouver!

I am a Canucks Fan. I am a Vancouver fan. I am a Canada Fan. I am a Hockey Fan.

If this happened during the Olympics a mere 14 months ago I would consider saying that I was ashamed to be associated with Canadians. This is the result of a loss. This is a shameful act of defiance and utter disregard for everything that is Canadian.

















Printacularly Photographic


The latest issue of Mountain Bike Action magazine (April 2011) has one of my photos in it. I think that is pretty cool. The shot is of mountain biker Sam Dueck at the 2010 Kokanee Crankworx Monster Slopestyle Competition in Whistler BC. This may not totally fit with the nature of the blog, but this did come out of a past ‘adventure’. In fact, I even put this photo in a previous post. If you missed it back in August, here it is.

I don’t know about you but I think that is pretty cool!


Taking some time to slow down


Well, the title of the blog insinuates an urgency, a rush and a desire to move a little quicker than comfortable. Well, I have not exactly been illustrating these traits lately. 2011 has been a bit of a slower start than years past. I am not saying that this is a bad thing, it is just different and to be honest it has been kind of nice. That said, in a few more weeks things will likely start to ramp up again and get rolling a littleĀ  quicker but in the meantime it is alright to take some time to relax.

This new state of Zen has not really met the requirements of an adventure or experience to write about but the camera is still here, and the photos are still being taken. Until the next true adventure, I have picked a few random photos from the past little bit that I thought appropriate.

More soon,


The vivid colour of a tulip
The same flower, equally vivid yet b&w
Taking a break from unpacking, time for soup.
I posted a photo of Condensation last year, I thought I would follow that up with a little more. I love the texture and contrast of the water droplets.
More condensation, this one i like even more with the fade in DOF.

Starting off 2011 with a bit of a slower pace


The start of 2011 was not necessarily one big adventure. I had no grand destination, no epic ascent, no definable goals of discernible value. This is no white flag though, I have not thrown in the towel on life and all things adventurous. Rather the opposite occurred, for the winter break I took it upon myself to enjoy some of the short and sweet gems close to home. Through snowshoeing, mountain biking, running, and spending time with good friends the holiday and new year was brought in with smiles, friends and high expectations in the year to come.

The following photos are justifiably not all related and not all part of one single story. They do all though, represent the theme of the holidays. These photos show the beauty of the outdoor world, the beauty of the city around and the joy of spending time with friends.

As Cheesy as this all sounds, it is ultimately true…


Happy New Year







2010 in Review – One year down and many to go!


Well, I started this blog off as a means of self advancement, improvement and as simply something to do. With the grand idea of making a daily post for an entire year My sights were sky high. And… Then…. I fell flat on my face. I made it around half way through the year before I was too busy, to far away or simply not motivated enough to continue. Well, rather than totally giving up, the blog had a re-birth. Now a photographic summary of adventures that I have taken the blog has a evolved into something that you may find complete dribble. I hope not though…

Over the past year, I have been to Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the Yukon. I even made it all the way to Australia at one point. It has been a great year for myself, my photography and my guilty pleasure – Mountain Biking. If you have followed the blog, what was your favorite post of the year? What was your favorite photo? Here are a few highlights of my year in review in no particular order. I hope you can gain just a fraction of the enjoyment that I got out of the experiences, people and places in these photos.


Here is to a great 2011!





















A December Break in Sunny-Sunny California


Through work, I recently took a road trip down into Southern California. The trip was a total of 12 days, 5500km and some excellent mountain biking. Not to mention the sunny, warm weather that was a healthy distraction from the monotony of a Vancouver winter. Don’t get me wrong, I love Vancouver but it sure is nice to break up the winter rains with a few rays. Here are a few photos from the trip.

Sun Bleached Beaches in San Clemente

This Pelican has the right idea! (San Clemente)


Riding a rock line in the Cleveland National Forest


Climbing the ridge in Santa Barbara



The Wind Farms heading into Tehachapi

The view over Santa Barbara from the neighboring hills


Hiking to a view with no view


Today I hiked up to the top of Mt Hollyburn. This is a mountain in the Nordic area of the Cypress Ski area in West Vancouver BC. Snowshoeing up the ridge there was about 15cm of powder on about 100cm base so the conditions were pretty good. Plus it was snowing pretty hard the whole way up. A great day for a hike, but at the top there was no view whatsoever… In fact the visibility was very poor with the snow coming down. Nevertheless, I snapped a few photos before heading back down. I will do this hike again in the coming months to try and get some photos from the top. In the meantime, here are a few shots from today.

On the drive back down into the city the sky opened a bit and gave a nice view over Vancouver’s West End and the Harbour.

A hemisphere away makes for a bit of a story to tell


My latest endeavor took me all the way to the other side of the World. Over the span of three weeks I travelled down the west coast of Australia seeing as much as possible between Cape Tribulation and Sydney. Starting off in Cairns, I drove north through Daintree and up to Cape Tribulation. Following this, the drive took me South along the coast to Airlie Beach where a three day sailing trip was in order. Wow, if you you are ever in the area, spring the cash and go for a sail. It is worth every penny. Post sailing, I continued South to Brisbane where I spent a few days before venturing to the Gold Coast. From the Gold Coast, a bit of a short cut was in order so after flying to Sydney I finished off the trip in the city.

Between the beautiful beaches, incredible nature, wonderful cities and of course the people Australia is a magical place. Worth every second and every penny. As with my lack of writing style of the blog, let’s get the photos to tell the story. Which ones are your favorites? If you really like them, check out more in the complete flickr album.

The Ferry to Daintree National Forest

A Single Mangrove Tree reaching into the sea

A basking crock, warming in the morning sun

The magnificent Cassowary, showing off its colours

Camping, Australia Style... (it is a bit different)

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands on the S.T. Whitehaven

The sleaping sailor, settled in for the night

The distance view of Surfer's Paradise

The sun setting over Miami Beach on the Gold Coast

Day time activities on the Gold Coast are… As expected…
No Australia trip is complete without…
As I said, the wildlife was magnificent.
A walk on the beach beside the setting sun
The Cormorants had vibrant faces like no other.
The Opera House is a staple of Sydney. The incredible texture is not always illustrated though.
This is a little more typical, but Sydney was a great place to end a wonderful trip. I would love to go back soon and see all that was missed.

If you skipped reading at the top, you missed out on this link… check out more photos from this latest trip at


Until next time, Happy Travels!



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