A Pilgrimage To Meares Island – Visiting The Hanging Garden

   “We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.” The first time I heard of Meares Island was in 2009 while watching Northern Wilderness hosted by Ray Mears (no relation).  During the episode Ray joined Gisele Martin, a young   Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman…

A Walk At Kanaka Creek Cliff Falls

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” We picked Mom up Saturday afternoon and headed to Kanaka Creek Regional Park for a walk to the Cliff Falls and the Salmon Hatchery.  Kanaka Creek Park is in the city of Maple Ridge a 40 minute drive from Vancouver.  The weather promised sunshine and…

Hiking The Lions Bay Loop To Crystal Falls

Time: 2 Hours Open: Year round Elevation gain: 175 Meters Round Trip : 5.0 Kms Difficulty: Moderate (there is a lot of uphill and steep downhill areas) Monday was sunny and very warm.  My husband and I decided to venture out on a hike we’d never done before:  The Lion’s Bay Loop to Crystal Falls. …

Cabin Living – Labour Day Weekend Photo Essay.

Labour Day Weekend. That time when Summer is slowly letting go and Autumn is soon arriving.  The first day of school. The end of hot afternoons at the lake and the familiar scent of campfire. The new moon has appeared tonight and the sun has set the sky ablaze, indigo and crimson as we inch closer…

A Visit To The Botanical Gardens At UBC

The kiss of the sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth  One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth Before you begin reading today I suggest you click on the soundtrack below and play it in the background. Yesterday was my birthday. Dinner reservations weren’t until 9. …

A Log Cabin On The Sunshine Coast – A Photo Essay

This weekend we celebrated our 4 year Anniversary and rented a log cabin in HalfMoon Bay.  The Sunshine Coast is technically part of the mainland but because of the terrain, a road has never been built.  We boarded the ferry to Langdale/Sunshine Coast at 11:55am.  It’s a short ride, only 40 minutes long compared to…

Tofino, British Columbia – A Photo Essay

We celebrated our 3 year Anniversary last week by heading out to the wilderness coastal town of Tofino.  Tofino is about 5-6 hours from Vancouver.  The ferry left the dock at Horseshoe bay at 10:30am Thursday morning. The sun was shining but it was quite windy and chilly.  We arrived at the city of Nanaimo…

January Favourites

I’m cozy on my couch.  Outside the window, tree branches are weighed down by the snow.  We’ve entered February with a series of rare snow storms and it falls peacefully. I could watch it for hours. Below are the things I’ve been using and loving since January. iMovie I recently had the house to myself for 5 days while my boyfriend…

A Shot At Movie Making

I’ve been looking at the Movie Maker icon on my iMac for years. This weekend I had the house to myself.  My boyfriend was on his annual snowboarding trip so I took some time, watched a few Youtube tutorials and slowly  created my very first video. I have much to learn but am really enjoying…