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, […]

Whale watching and sunsets in Tofino

I was pretty fortunate to have a cloudless four day camping weekend in Tofino, British Columbia, in mid March, 2020. Tofino is a small community on the West-side of Vancouver Island and is known for its spectacular scenery and amazing outdoor experiences. During my short stay I took in some surfing photography, whale watching, and […]

Surfin’ Long Beach in Tofino

A highlight of my van camping trip in March, 2020, to Tofino on the West-side of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), was Long Beach within Pacific Rim National Park.  It’s considered a bit of a surfers paradise (albeit cold at 7 to 16 degrees Celsius) producing waves for stoked beginners and seasoned pros.   During the […]

Out and about in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, is a hive of activity throughout the day and night, lots of sights, sounds and smells to keep one amused.  Below are some Bangkok photos taken during my January 2020 trip.  The lion’s share of photos are food related, after all, Bangkok, is known over the world for its street eats. Silom district […]

Sunday Walking Street in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A highlight of my trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, in January 2020, was a stroll through the Sunday Weekend Walking Street, a lively outdoor night market of art, crafts, music, and food.  It runs along Ratchadamnoen Road for around one kilometre starting from the ThaPae Gate.  It starts from 4 pm until around midnight.  Many […]

Chinese New Year in Bangkok

My first trip to Thailand in late January 2020 included 4 days in Bangkok during the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) celebration.  Starting on Saturday, January 25, the main celebrations lasted 3 days followed by other smaller events over an additional 2 weeks until the Lantern Festival on the 1st full moon of the Lunar […]

The magnificent Orpheum Theatre

I was fortunate enough to have installed the Meetup app on my smartphone in early February 2020 and soon discovered the Vancouver Photoxperience group and signed up for a photo tour of the Orpheum Theatre.  The event organizers arranged the tour for 30 people and with many thanks to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame […]

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)  […]