Nanaimo Harbour

I went down to take a few pictures in the harbour this past week. More pictures at: NANAIMO HARBOUR.

Piper’s Lagoon

More pictures of Piper’s Lagoon here: PIPER’S LAGOON. These were taken on a couple of mornings during the past week.

Woods and Waterfalls

Bowen park is a 10 minute walk from our condo – pictures: BOWEN PARK. I took those a couple of days ago. Englishman River Falls is a 45 minute drive – pictures: ENGLISHMAN RIVER FALLS. I took those yesterday morning. My car was the only one in the parking lot. It was a dreary day which is perfect for taking pictures of water in…

Beach Estates Park

A couple of friends (Vern and Kerry) have mentioned this little park in Nanaimo a number of times. Yesterday I finally got a chance to take a walk through the park and take a few pictures: BEACH ESTATES PARK.

Nova Scotia Photos

I finally got around to editing the photos from the trip Kim and I did to Nova Scotia: NOVA SCOTIA.

Iceland Re-cap

There are two sets of pictures: THE TRIP MY CHOICES Iceland was not on my list of places to go (we mainly went to meet up with our friends). However, now that we have been there, it’s on the top of my list of places to return to. Iceland is wet and cold but it is also amazing – particularly the south, the Snaefellsness…

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula

We stayed two nights at a hotel close to the peninsula so had one full day to wander around. Some of the ideas of where to go came from the people who organized the tour and some from the hotel owner. Some ideas were great and some didn’t pan out that well. For example, the first place we stopped was the Ölkelduvatn Mineral Spring. Basically…

Husavik to the West Fjords

During the next three days we travelled west along the north coast towards the West Fjords area. This included going through several long tunnels. The Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel is a toll which you have to pay either before you go into the tunnel or within 3 hours of leaving it (you can pay via their web site). A couple of the other tunnels are one-way…

Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

From the Lake Mývatn area we went north to stay two nights in Husavik, a fishing village on the north coast. From there we could return to the Lake Mývatn area (which we didn’t) or go whale watching (which we didn’t). Instead we travelled east along the north coast to a couple of places in Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. It is part of the Vatnajökull…

Lake Mývatn Area

Now heading west again our first stop was the most powerful waterfalls in Europe – Dettifoss. From there we went to the Lake Mývatn area where there has been a lot of volcanic activity. Below is the Viti crater (Krafla caldera). We also went into the Krafla power station (for a pit stop), wandered around the Hverfjall volcano and the rock formations in the…