Cute owls in the Thompson-Okanagan, B.C.

I was camping in the Thompson-Okanagan region of B.C., in June 2020 when during one of my walks I happened across two short-eared owls. I was not too close, but my super-telephoto lens brought me in closer for a look as they were seemingly involved in sibling preening behaviour. I was shooting handheld at the […]

The historic town of Barkerville, B.C.

A highlight of my 10 day campervan trip throughout BC, Banff, and Jasper National Park in September, 2020, was a visit to the historic town of Barkerville, BC. Barkerville is located near the Cariboo Mountains 80 kilometers east of Quesnel. The secondary road (Highway 26) off from the main Highway 97 to Barkerville was well […]

The surfer town of Byron Bay, Australia

I returned to Australia for a 12 day trip in July 2019, anchoring out of Brisbane. The highlight of this trip was a 3 day visit to the surfer town of Byron Bay, just 93 kilometres south of the Gold Coast. Byron Bay, a population of about 10,000 is situated near Australia‚Äôs most easterly point […]

The majestic Banff & Jasper National Parks

In mid September, 2020, I ventured from my home in Vancouver, B.C., on a 10 day camper van road trip and headed points north to escape the smoke from forest fires in adjacent U.S. states. It wasn’t an easy escape, the smoke was still pretty thick when I overnighted in Glacier National Park. The smoke […]

Camping in E.C. Manning Park, B.C.

With COVID-19 restrictions my travels abroad came to an abrupt halt since March 2020. The silver lining, however, was that exploring my “own backyard” here in the province of British Columbia (B.C.) was an exciting new lure since June 1st, 2020 when the provincial health authorities allowed resident-only camping in the parks. I scouted Manning […]

Temples of Thailand

Throughout my 11 day trip to Thailand in January 2020 I was was never really far from among the country’s over 41,000 Buddhist temples (Wat is the Thai word for temple). Clearly, I could not visit them all, haha. For some temples, I went out of my way to visit them, but in most cases, […]