Rocks

Maybe he will be an archaeologist. Maybe he was excited to get out of the ergo.

More hikes during Christmas break.

Posted from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Mount Doug, and loving it

I have been lucky enough to have some time off this Christmas, and it is great to get out and do stuff. This is us at Mount Doug, here in Victoria.

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Nice day for a hike

A nice day for a hike, with Oliver.

Posted from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Tanya, Oliver and Victoria, From Mill Hill

I had no idea that there was such a great view of Victoria from Langford.

We have been lucky to get such nice weather this late in October, and we wanted to take advantage of it (the rains could be here any day).

Great Hike

This was a great hike, pretty close to town and with a ton of trails and options. From here we could have taken a few different trails down, or we could have hiked to Thetis Lake. After living here for two years, I am amazed that we are able to find new places to check out.

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From the top of Mill Hill

At the top of Mill Hill, Oli was having fun checking out the surrounding. What a great day for a hike.

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Mount Doug Hike

Mount doug is a great hike on Victoria. It is super close, is never super busy and has just enough elevation gain to get a little workout.

Before Oli, Tanya and I would hike here often, and since the weather was so nice on thanksgiving weekend we thought we would do it with Oliver, on my back.

The ergo (baby carrier) is great, comfortable with Oli on my back and he seemed to enjoy it. With Oliver a little more mobile, we are hoping to do a few more hikes in the coming months, as long as it doesn’t rain too much.

Posted from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Photo Wall

I have been wanting to do a photo wall since I moved into my current residence. I wanted to have a number of images from our travels displayed in a way that looked slightly elegant. With 7 simple frames from Ikea, a measuring tape and a level, I created a layout right about the main desk in our work area.

The Open Road

The theme for the photo wall is The Open Road and consists of the images that Tanya and I took while traveling. Since so many of our travels have been by bike, we wanted to show the less glamorous part of towns and cities we saw on and off the bicycle. These photos span many countries, including

  • Nepal
  • India
  • Cambodia
  • Mexico

Black and white and theme

I have to give Tanya full credit the theme and the choice by using black and white. Black and white photos are much easier to fit together and make the wall look classy (or at least not tacky as would be the case if I used colour photos). The theme Tanya came up with was brilliant. This theme allowed us to showcase photos that we don’t usually look at by bring back great memories of our travels.

Posted from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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Spooky forest

The fog in this second growth rain forest has a spooky feeling to it. Juan de Fuca park.

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Old Trestle

While hiking in Goldstream, we came across this trestle. It is very high up, at least 60 meters and there are no railings.

Still in use?

I don’t think this trestle is used much anymore. The rails looked pretty rusty and I didn’t see any trains. If there was a commuter train between the Cowichan Valley and Victoria, it would run on these tracks, so there is definitely potential there.

Another use?

I like the ideas of taking old railways and converting them into mixed use pathways. Railways are particularly good because of their nice grade. This would be a great way to get from the Cowichan Valley to Victoria via bicycle, just like the Kettle Valley Rail Tral.

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Mountain with Pray Flags

Buddhism is everywhere along the circuit, you can see its influence with the flags in the forground with mountains in the distance.

Posted from Western Region, Nepal
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