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Sidney Street Sculpture

Centaur — Philip Organ (above photo)

North of Victoria on Vancouver Island, was the relaxed town of Sidney. Situated right on the sea on the eastern side of the island, I couldn’t help notice some of the unique art that dotted the landscape. Continue reading Sidney Street Sculpture

Along Sidney’s Coast

As I turned into a curve along Lockside Walkway on Vancouver Island, I spotted two playful seals off shore, but it wasn’t until I arrived at Sidney’s fish markets, that I came close to one. The seal was probably waiting for scraps from the markets as it kept popping its head out of the water. Continue reading Along Sidney’s Coast

Ferry Ride

It’s been a long time since I last took a trip across to Vancouver Island.

The ferry slipped between Galiano and Mayne islands, then Prevost, North Pender and Saltspring Islands, yet still there were more Gulf Islands to encounter over glistening smooth waters until we reached our destination — Swatz Bay. Continue reading Ferry Ride

Cypress Creek

I was surprised by the amount of water rushing between boulders under sixty metre tall trees, yet Cypress Creek was only considered a creek. The sound of rushing water could be heard from almost everywhere in this North Vancouver park. Continue reading Cypress Creek

Calgary’s backstreets

Hiking the back streets of south-west Calgary means it’s not only quieter, but I gain a slow motion tour past tasteful houses. I like that most of them are not huge monsters like many on the west coast. Continue reading Calgary’s backstreets