Flying fish at Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market

The famed flying-fish ritual at the Pike Place Fish Market is a sight to be seen, right up there with the Space Needle as one of Seattle’s most well-known landmarks.  I visited the Market in June 2019 and was up to the photographic challenge of capturing the flinging fun.  A few fish are sacrificed (demonstration)  […]

Scenic drives along the New Brunswick Coast

In July 2019 I visited a good friend of mine in Moncton, New Brunswick, and was given an excellent tour of some spectacular coastline in New Brunswick. St. Martins |Fundy Trail Parkway St. Martins is a village along the Fundy Trail Parkway and a place to witness the phenomenal tidal wonders of Fundy Bay, home […]

Fox on a hunt

This beautiful red fox was out hunting near Ottawa in mid January 2019 when I was most fortunate to witness its skills.  It’s actually quite astonishing how a fox can locate a mouse or other litter tasty meal under the snow at 25 feet away.  I was pretty quiet and sure not to disturb the […]

The beautiful city of Venice, Italy

Venice is considered among the the most beautiful cities in the world due to its unusual urban design and artistic heritage.  It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Venice is comprised of 118 islands separated by an extensive system of canals within the shallow Venetian Lagoon and linked by 400 bridges.  My first […]

The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

A highlight of my August, 2018, trip to Melbourne, Australia, was a day bus tour along the Great Ocean Road and seeing the 12 Apostles.  The 243-kilometre Great Ocean Road is listed as an Australian National Heritage site and winds along the south-eastern coast of Australia.  The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 […]

Landmarks of Sydney, Australia

I had visited Sydney when I was with the Canadian Navy back in November 1986 when we joined in to celebrate the Royal Australian Navy’s 75th anniversary.  I didn’t have much time ashore so I was happy to visit again, this time on my own, in July 2018, for 15 days.  I stayed at an […]

A day trip to the Blue Moutains, NSW, Australia

For the last day of my 15 day trip to Sydney, Australia in May 2018, I spent a full day’s journey to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales (NSW). Some Wikipedia tidbits on the Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The […]