52 Weeks 2013

42-52-2013 – October Inversion Invasion

October 19th, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

October 19, 2013 - 42 weeks! Wow! Only ten weeks left in the year. Chew on that one! Vancouver sometimes gets these cool high pressure systems that move in and cause a temperature inversion. The downside is that when it happens during the Fall and Winter it leaves us under a blanket of fog for [...]

41-52-2013: Happy Thanksgiving!

October 12th, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

Napping in the sunshine, outside the Waldorf Hotel October 12, 2013 - I'll probably feel like this later this evening. Mainly because we are doing our Thanksgiving turkey dinner tonight instead of Sunday or Monday. Why? Because the forecast for the next week is simply fabulous and we both have Monday off. So we plan [...]

39-52-2013: Fallen

September 29th, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

September 29, 2013 - We had a pretty amazing run for weather this past summer, so I'm not actually sad to see the first fall storm blow in and drench the city. Yes, there have been power outages on the coast, and yes, there is an amazing amount of water falling compared to the dry [...]

38-52-2013: It’s Fall

September 22nd, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

September 22, 2013 - Have you ever noticed that September seems like the start of the new year, not January. January 1st just seems like a continuation of weather and dark. Whereas September feels like a season of endings and beginnings. Schools are back in session and everyone is picking up the latest fall fashions, [...]

37-52-2013: Grizzly!

September 15th, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

September 12, 2013 - Today would have been Mom's birthday, and one of the things that I enjoyed having fun with was the fact that she really did worry about the things that I did and the places I would go. I can only imagine what she would have thought of this, today, on her [...]

36-52-2013: Pitt Lake

September 8th, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

September 8, 2013 - I spent Tuesday and Wednesday up at the top end of Pitt Lake, actually in a bit further, on Corbold Creek, seining and spawning salmon with a hatchery crew. Pitt Lake is the second largest lake in the Lower Mainland, and one of the world's largest tidal lakes. The Upper Pitt, [...]

34-52-2013: Options – Sh*t people say!

August 23rd, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

As much as I hate to admit it, like everyone else out there, I can find myself using acronyms and some of those really annoying words and phrases that become "faddish" and overused. Every industry has its own set of euphemisms, words, acronyms, and irritating phrases. When I started my current position I struggled with [...]

33-52-2013: Clack!

August 18th, 2013|52 Weeks 2013|

August 18, 2013 - It was a pretty quiet week. After nine days on the motorcycles that was just fine with us. I didn't even pick up a camera all week. And other than installing a new smoked windscreen, the big bikes didn't move this week. I did ride the scooter, and after almost 3500km [...]