Well, maybe not quite that far. But it is about 4000 kilometers far. All the way to the west coast of Canada. Just beyond the horizon. I know it is there because Maggie and I spent a month this past summer travelling the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. I fell in love with B.C., and Maggie is from Vancouver Island. The decision to head the wagons west next summer seemed like the next chapter in our love for exploring the great outdoors.
Someone once said if you set your horizon to far out, it becomes unobtainable, too close, and you face disappointment when you get there. Well, we have both been there, and the place worked its magic. I know that we have made the right decision. We are going to have the opportunity to meet new people, hike new trails and to just immerse ourselves in a new New Horizon.
The pictures below are just a few of the thousands we took. Please enjoy.
Kamloops Lake, B.C.
Thompson River south of Kamloops, B. C.
Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta.
Travelling down the Icefields Parkway
Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield, B.C.
View from Sulphur Rdige, Miette Hot Spings, Jasper National Park.
Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta
En route to Vancouver island.
Haida totem poles, Capalano Suspension bridge park, B.C.
Grizzly Bear, Grouse Mountain, B.C.
Red cedar, Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island.
Trail at Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Black bear on route to Sunpeaks, B.C.
I do not usually make a habit of taking a picture of a complete stranger without their OK or at least their knowing it. BUT, sometimes the temptation is just too great, as evidenced by this pic from last winter in Mexico. If he is still there when we go down in January, I’ll get a little worried (LOL). Maybe, just maybe, I can learn to relax in a like manner! Cheers.
So,… there is a word I don’t see every day, or use for that matter. Now, what examples to find. As one fellow blogger put it “yikes”.
Into the archives. After much pawing about, I came up with a few pics that I hope will fit the bill. See what you think.
My first find was discovered this past summer washed up on the beach at Tofino, British Columbia. Transformed by wind and water over a number of years into this rather grotesque sculpture. I suspect it was at one time part of the root of a western red cedar. How long it was there is anybody’s guess; subject to the comings and goings of tide and time.
This one caught my eye as we were walking through Vancouver. And you thought windows were flat! Reminds me of the mirrors in the fun house at a carnival.
These two I have used before, but they are fun and shows what can happen when one has a shaky grip on the camera. We are not being invaded here, just the moon on the move.
So there you have it. I’m sure I could find other pics, but that digging I will leave up to you. Cheers. Transmogrify