the road to nowhere: 2021 edition – part one: local trips

To reminisce about and share pictures from this year's camping and hiking trips, I decided to do something a little different and make a couple of slideshow videos. This first part is of my more local trips in the Kootenay and Boundary regions. Part two, covering my two trips into the Rockies, is coming soon. … Continue reading the road to nowhere: 2021 edition – part one: local trips

Update from base camp

Yesterday was the first significant snowfall here at my new home on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. Even though most of it has melted, it serves as a reminder that winter is on its way. And also a reminder that an update is overdue. Mid-summer, after tying up my parents' affairs in Victoria (which … Continue reading Update from base camp

Another year.

Wow. Another year is coming to a close. A very few brown and withered leaves still cling to the fruit trees out back; with the next hard wind they will all be gone; the trails in my favourite local wild places are getting muddier and muddier; today a sheet of ice was covering a shallow … Continue reading Another year.