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The Evening Before the Launch  I spent the evening before my launch at the Dolphin Motel just outside Tofino. As always it was a pleasant stay and I enjoyed the interaction with one of the owners, “The Dolphin lady.” I’ve stayed at the Dolphin Motel several times now and I still don’t know her name. I’ve just always called her “Dolphin” and so we’ll go with that. Anyone that has stayed here,… Read More

Go where you need to go, do what you need to do. Whatever it might be to get “that one shot.” Often times you will be surprised with what you had planned and what you end up with. My “plan” was to photograph “Shark Creek Falls” deep within Northern Clayoquot Sound. After paddling my kayak some 40 km’s from Tofino to do so, I got myself and my kayak stuck on the… Read More

  Much thanks to the staff at Comox Valley Kayaks – Lauren LaBossiere and Gabriela Brunschwiler for helping me achieve my Paddle Canada Basic Sea Kayak Skills certification and for sharing their expert knowledge and experience. I look forward to more training next year but for now I’ll take what I’ve learned to the misty and windswept coastline of Vancouver Island.  

An awesome documentary showcasing what makes our island so fragile and majestic. Definitely a “must watch!”

Virgin Falls, located north of Tofino on Vancouver Island has always eluded me mostly because of time and because anyone that knows of it’s existence has warned me about the logging roads to get to it. I’m certainly not one to be swayed by road conditions and this past weekend I decided to make time. The logging roads were shall we say far from optimal and it took me nearly two hours… Read More

A good friend of mine noticed that I’ve taken an interest in photographing old cars and trucks and was able to share this location with me. I wont be able to disclose the location but it was very eerie, almost ghostly and it suited these remnants of times past very well indeed.

The Federal Government is set to make a decision any day now. For the sake of British Columbia and all of Canada let’s hope they make the right decision and say no to Enbridge and the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Too much is at stake!  

It’s hard to believe that the hunting of Grizzly Bears and Black Bears is still allowed. Go to www.bearsforever.ca and if you can, make a donation or at least sign the petition. Bears Forever will send you a complimentary bumper sticker or fridge magnet for signing the petition.

I’m almost done reading Comox Valley and award winning author Paula Wilds “The Cougar – Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous.” I’ve had the distinct pleasure of becoming acquainted with Paula and look forward to following the work that she does. http://www.paulawild.ca/the-cougar/ I highly recommend, in fact I consider this book essential reading for anyone that spends time in what’s known as “Cougar Country.” It’s incredibly informative and it will completely change your perspective… Read More