Merry Christmas from Baja

We are now in La Paz, Baja, Mexico having Christmas with friends. Some pictures at:

Bill Reid and Haida Guaii

We were over in Vancouver island a few days ago at the celebration of life for a wonderful man by the name of Lyall Simpson – Julie’s uncle. Over there we had some chance encounters that got me thinking about the artist Bill Reid and the people of Haida Guaii. I put together a 5 minute video with some photos taken from a kayak…


Below are links to photos from my recent 5-day trip to Southern Utah/Northern Arizona. The intention was to take in the slot canyons but there were storms rolling through all the time I was there (chance of flash floods). I did take a tour of a place called White Pocket where we had to deal with hail storm when we were out taking pictures. – WHITE POCKET –…

Trip To Pender Island

We just did a two-day trip to Pender Island stopping in Sidney on the way and Victoria on the way back. Here are some of the pictures: PENDER ISLAND TRIP.

Sooke and Ucluelet

We did a couple of 2-3 day trips in the past couple of weeks: The first was to Sooke with a few hikes/walks – Whiffen Spit, Sooke Pothole provincial Park, East Sooke Park and a short loop near Port Renfrew – Botany Bay and Botanical Beach. Pictures are at: SOOKE. The second was Ucluelet which we just got back from – included a Whale…

Van Isle 360

A few pictures from the start of the Van Isle 360 this past Saturday at: Van Isle 360.

Mt Hood

Mt Hood showed up this morning.


I’ve been down taking pictures along the Oregon Coast and in the Columbia Gorge. I had hoped to get a picture of Mt Hood but it stayed shrouded in clouds. So I spent the time in the Gorge chasing waterfalls – not hard to do since there are 77 of them on the Oregon side. For pictures taken along the coast click on: Oregon Coast….

Final Note

My favourite non-baby pictures from the trip are under “Recent Favourites” at: I’ve had the last one showing Craig climbing the sand dunes printed on art paper and it will be on the wall of the entrance hall to our condo.


Craig and I spent 5 days in Namibia while Julie stayed with the boys and Marguerite & Wayne headed off for Swaziland. The trip to Namibia started with a 4×4 (Land Rover) trip to a Lagoon called Sandwich Harbour – driving over the dunes and a lunch laid out in amongst them. The driver was quite a character so made the trip interesting. The following…