And bam! It’s fall: it’s 8am, and the skies are dark. It’s super gloomy outside, and I’m wondering if I need a jacket for this morning’s bike ride into work (which I really should get moving on — I don’t know why the inspiration to blog is striking just as I should be walking out the door). In honour of the changing of the months, I thought I’d find a photo from an earlier October of Toronto, something showing off the prettiness of the city as the leaves change — but I have nothing. Which is odd, I really need to fix that this weekend.
What I do have are photos of my trip to BC a few years ago when I went to visit a few friends who lived scattered around the province. One of the highlights of the trip was the day my friend Tom took me around his mountain on Vancouver Island to show me where he lived and worked (lucky bastard!).Read More
I don’t know what it is about today that has me so sluggish, but man, am I ever having a hard time getting going this morning. I was trying to think if I had any photos from my travels that suited my morning so far, and this one was the closest — which is a good thing, as it means days like this are few and far between!
This photo was taking in my notorious Colca Canyon trip in 2011, where I was rocked with altitude sickness. This was day two of feeling like I was going to pass out any second, and Christmas Morning no less. We’d been up since before the crack of dawn to drive out to the lookout to see the condors, a few hours’ drive (and several hundred meters lower, thank God) from our base in Chivay. By the time this photo was taken I’d not only soldiered through a rough morning, a 3 hour drive, but also a 1km hike that felt like a marathon thanks to the oxygen depletion going on in my system. I made it though, and I was crazy proud of myself for having done so. If I can do that, then I can get through today, right?Read More
I’m missing the ocean today something fierce. This is Island Bay, in Wellington New Zealand. While it’s technically the Cook Strait (the bit of water that separates the North and South Island), it’s still the Pacific and I miss it.Read More