I recently had the chance to pay a brief visit to Lasqueti Island in the Strait of Georgia. There wasn’t time to venture very far from the dock, but I was quite content given the view.
City of Glass has become a nickname for Vancouver – one given prominence thanks to Douglas Coupland’s book of the same name.
The famous author’s observation about the city he lives in is borne out by an amble downtown. I took just such a leisurely stroll on a sunny afternoon this past weekend and my camera was drawn to the play of light and reflection off the glass.
I have been trying out the five megapixel camera on my new mobile phone. I was quite pleased with this evening shot from downtown Vancouver so I thought I’d share it. The image has been slightly cropped and stamped, but aside from that I have not altered the picture in anyway.
I wanted to get some action shots the other night, so I headed down to the beach front which is usually a hive of activity. The lads in the pictures below were kind enough to do a few tricks on their bikes for me – so it is only fair I show the world what they can do!
Here are a few more pictures I took at the sand sculpting competition in Parksville on Saturday. I held them back because I had offered them to the Nanaimo Daily News for publication. I’m pleased to say they published a couple of them yesterday.
Building sand castles on the beach is part and parcel of a summer visit to the beach. But visitors to the seafront in Parksville over the next few weeks can see some pretty spectacular things done with the small grains of rock. The town is playing host to Canada’s top sand scultping competition.
I recently travelled to the west coast of Vancouver Island. On the way we passed this bear cub. I was happy to get this photo of it!