Sechelt Christmas and Boating.


We arrived in Sechelt by ferry via Vancouver, The ferry ride took the better part of an hour and took us along some amazing coastline. We got some amazing shots as the sun provided some great light. We also froze to death on the bow from the headwind. The massive BC ferries ply their trade along the coastline ceaselessly. The size of these boats dwarf any ferry in Australia, except for the ferry link between Melbourne and Tasmania. Continue reading


Vancouver, Christmas train and Granville Island markets


Second time around in Vancouver and we would be reunited once more with the family, plus a few relatives on the side. This time, Sarah would also be joining us to make the FamBam complete.

Firstly, Margy, Ivan, Teeny and I had a free day to spend in the city Continue reading

Vancouver and Victoria


Boat shopping at the harbour in Vancouver.

So we are finally reunited with my parents, but on the other side of the world. A strange way to celebrate Christmas, by bringing the entire family to North America. Jarrod and Guy were also around, but jogged off in the direction of Whistler. Continue reading

Halifax – friends in new places, brown beaches and mussels


The one thing I can say Halifax has given us, is some great friends. Colleen, Linnaea and Genevieve are quite possibly the loveliest girls we have ever met. They are just amazing…

During the conference we quickly became the best of friends. A week of friendship felt like a lifetime. Life stories shared over almost every meal and every drink, brought us closer and each of us brought something unique to the group. Continue reading

Halifax – meetings and meetings

So after a shit, red-eye flight, Katrina and I were exhausted beyond belief. We arrived at our hotel at around 6:30am, with no sleep in 24 hours, we went straight to the room and slept until midday. The rest of the day was a blur…

Monday brought the start of the ArcticNet conference and a 7am wake-up call. The phone buzzed and I leapt out of bed to the voice of three women on the other end of the line. Colleen, Linnaea and Genevieve, Continue reading