June 30, 2009

Pre-Canada Day BBQ at White Rock

Had a great BBQ near Crescent Beach in White Rock, BC, with good friends this evening. A bit windy, but gorgeous. Nice way to get an early start on the Canada Day holiday tomorrow!

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Posted by Paul at 11:42 PM

June 28, 2009

Duffey Lake Road Trip

A day trip up the coast from Vancouver past Squamish and Whistler and then along the Duffey Lake Road to Lillooet and Lytton had us up at 5:00 on Sunday morning. It turned out to be a great day, sunny, and not too hot. We stopped at several places along the way for short walks/hikes including Brandywine Falls, Nairn Falls, Duffey Lake, Seton Lake and Lytton.

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Brandywine Creek

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Brandywine Falls

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View south to Daisy Lake from Brandywine

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Yumi on the trail to Nairn Falls

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Nairn Falls

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Nairn Falls

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Nairn Falls

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Young black bear on Duffey Lake Road

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Duffey Lake

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Duffey Lake

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Yumi at Duffey Lake

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Seton Lake

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Seton Lake

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Seton Lake

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Road toward Lillooet

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Seton spawning channel

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We came across a nonchalant herd of mountain goats between Lillooet and Lytton

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The silty Fraser River

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The clear Thompson River flows into the silty Fraser at Lytton

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A crow harasses an osprey above the river lookout at Lytton

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Posted by Paul at 09:39 PM

June 22, 2009

Sea, Sky, Clouds at Porteau Cove

Porteau Cove is one of my favourite spots to stop on the Sea To Sky highway from Vanvouver to Squamish and Whistler. With the sea, the mountains and the sky, there are always photo opportunities.

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Posted by Paul at 05:03 PM

June 13, 2009

Back in Action

I'm home after a ten-day trip down east to Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston.

I returned on Monday evening, June 8, but over the course of the ensuing work week I attended the two-day Fraser Assembly 2009 conference at which I was on a panel, a City of Burnaby Environment Committee tour of Burnaby Lake followed by the committee's monthly meeting, the Burnaby Board of Trade 2009 AGM, a Byrne Creek Streamkeepers monthly meeting.... And so it goes. Hope to use the weekend to get fully caught up!

In Toronto I visited family and attended the 2009 Editors' Association of Canada annual conference.

My wife and I borrowed a car from my relatives and cruised up to Ottawa for a day (new Canadian War Museum, Museum of Civilization, etc.), Kingston for a day (Old Fort Henry, Royal Military College, etc.), and returned to Toronto on the Loyalist Parkway - nice drive.

I will fill out these adventures on this blog over the next few days, and post a pile of photos.

Posted by Paul at 03:53 PM