Windmills, Wooden Shoes, and Waterways

February 8th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

February 8th, 2018 - Today I got out of bed and decided to do something different. I’ve explored much of Amsterdam’s canal district on foot and by tram, but today I decided to venture farther afield. I grabbed my laptop and started looking for day-trips from town. I found a few, mostly tours, but I’m [...]

Museums and Microbes

February 6th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

February 6th, 2018 - Kirk headed off to ISE early this morning and I got a slower start knowing the museums tend to open later, mostly at 10 or 11am. Today was also my first day riding the tram system, which turned out to be very efficient. I grabbed a map and planned out my [...]

Palaces, Egyptian Geese, and Giant Bathtubs

February 5th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

An Egyptian Goose February 5th, 2018 - This morning we went down our three flights of very, very steep stairs to see what was on offer for breakfast. Stairs here are more like ladders. Alongside the most amazing automatic espresso/cappuccino/latte/hot water machine were poffertjes! One of my absolute long time favourite Dutch treats. [...]

Losing a day

February 4th, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

February 3rd/4th, 2018 - Well I made it out of Terrace and got home with enough time to throw my things in the laundry, get Gizmo to the vet clinic to board, grab Loki's meds and some cat food to leave with Lee who is to live in our place for the week and look [...]

Goodbye Terrace

February 2nd, 2018|Amsterdam 2018, Travel|

February 2nd, 2018 - A few months ago Kirk said he was going to a massive trade show in Amsterdam, Integrated Systems Europe, the largest AV and systems integration show in the world. I love Europe and if it was a chance to go and save some costs, then I was clearly going along too. [...]

A Day on the Burman

September 21st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

September 21, 2017 - I usually travel to the Conuma River Hatchery in October for the chum run. I usually do a lot of travel in October, so much so that I usually see little of my own bed and much of the inside of hotels or the rooms of residence buildings at sites far [...]

Smoky Sunrise

August 30th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

Yesterday I had two morning site visits to make on the Island, and an afternoon meeting at the Biological Station. Since two others were coming along and they were both from the Station, I opted out of the ferry and one of them did the driving. I love taking the float planes across the Strait, [...]

Out for a little drive

August 29th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

August 29, 2017 - This past Sunday we decided that we’d neglected the backroads for too long. Since we got the motorcycles we've not played out on the Forest Service roads that we used to ply back when we still had the old truck. When I was up at Gates Creek a couple of weeks [...]