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Dewy or Don’t We?

All photos taken August 23, 2022, during our weekly forest walk. Yesterday, our area was infiltrated by wildfire smoke for the first time this summer. The AQI was an 8 and not recommended for outdoor strenuous activity. So, we complied, while we looked for the best timing for this week’s Bunchberry walk. The 23rd wasContinue reading “Dewy or Don’t We?”

Making the Rounds

All photos taken on August 21, 2022. We alternate between rural and city rides, depending on the day and time we have. This day was an in town ride and with a few zigs and zags, we managed to pedal 25 km. (15 1/2 miles) in about 90 minutes. And in the time and space,Continue reading “Making the Rounds”

Calm, Cool & Connected

All photos taken on August 18, 2022. In the middle of a hot spell, we pondered what to do to get out and about. It would be too hot and sunny in the late morning/early afternoon to walk or cycle far, but, we couldn’t just sit around all day, avoiding this spell of good weather.Continue reading “Calm, Cool & Connected”

a Sunday City Cycle

All photos taken on July 24, 2022. After our recent cycle around Beaumont, we opted top see if we could retrace our route. Turns out, my memory is not what it used to be, but we came reasonably close, despite that, plus added on a few kilometers for a total of about 19.6 km (12Continue reading “a Sunday City Cycle”

Sharing the Road

All photos taken on July 15, 2022 during a short cycle around the ponds in our city. A heat wave (for Canadians) has arrived in the area. Temperatures around +30 C (86 F) with a humidex of +35 C (95 F), not a breath of wind and the hot sun beating down did not enticeContinue reading “Sharing the Road”

Lazy Sunday….

All photos taken on July 3, 2022. ….was what today was not. After breakfast, we set off for a walk to the North side of our city, basically on the edge of the country. It was a cool morning, but we soon warmed up, as we walked. The walk was short, only 3.5 km. asContinue reading “Lazy Sunday….”

Under Prairie Skies

All photos taken June 29, 2022. Today was supposed to be a day filled with rain, but the morning donned sunny and bright, so we saddled up our E-bikes and headed out to see the city before the rain started. Somewhere early in, I tried to turn on some mud and took a tumble. OK,Continue reading “Under Prairie Skies”

Among the Eagles

All photos taken on May 20, 2022. After days where we barely saw any eagles, today was another motherlode as we walked down by Port San Juan. It was like they were showing what we would be missing when we left. Among the Eagles © Looking on in awe we cannot believe our eyes. AmongContinue reading “Among the Eagles”


All photos taken on May 19, 2022. When we were planning our stay at Port Renfrew, Patty was giddy with excitement for me. She said, “Now you will get lots of photos of eagles.” I was excited too, to tell the truth. I saw an eagle flying by our ferry when crossing to the IslandContinue reading “En-Raptor-ed”

Climate Change is Real

All photos taken on June 9, 2022 on our 33 km (20 mile) bike ride. Whether you agree with the causes for climate change or not, there can be no denial that Earth’s climate is changing. While the cycle for the change may be “normal”, the severity pendulum keeps swinging in longer and longer arcs.Continue reading “Climate Change is Real”