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Hornby Island Adventures

The most exciting thing Mr. Bean and I did while on Vancouver Island was visit Hornby Island, a small island off the coast of Vancouver Island in the Strait of Georgia. It’s a hippie island with lots of cute art places, farms and those kinds of things.

Given that my parents are geologist, I have to show case some of the interesting rock formations as there are lots of them. It’s almost difficult to believe that these are real.

My "Shadows" SOOC

This trip had a few firsts:

  • Mr. Bean’s first time to the islands
  • The first time we ever picked up a hitchhiker
  • The first time that bacon was ordered on a salad at the fish n’ chips stand we went to
  • We ate the first blackberries of the season

Okay, maybe we technically didn’t pick up a hitchhiker. To get to Hornby Island, you have to first take a ferry to Denman Island, drive across the island and catch another ferry to Hornby. While we were waiting in the first ferry line, a girl who works at one of the restaurants on Hornby asked for a ride across Denman. She was really nice, not creepy and quite helpful at recommending places for us to check out. For the record, we would never actually stop and pick up a person on the side of the road as that is illegal.

View from Helliwell Park - Click for Larger Image

There’s two things that I’m sad about: that I forgot to take my camera to the beautiful white sand beach at Tribune Bay where I went swimming and that we weren’t there when the stand with homemade rhubarb vanilla ice cream was open. I guess we’ll just have to go back!

Where do you want to go back and visit?

Almost all these shots are Straight Out Of the Camera. Go and see all the other Shadow SOOCs over at Jill’s blog!


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I’m Off Again…

Tomorrow I leave again for Vancouver Island and I’m super excited! I know I haven’t been super present lately, but I hope to be back in full force after I get back. I hope you have a wonderful week and a bit! 🙂

I have finally finished up my Europe Trip recaps, which will be posted in the next week or so.


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Scenic Landscape Photos

I need your help. Last Wednesday I started my next photography course – Scenic and Wildlife Photography – and I already have an assignment. It’s pretty simple as I must submit 3 scenic landscape photos that I have taken. They are not allowed to  have man-made anything in them – our instructor told us this was a chance to show off all the different places we’ve been! Unfortunately for me, most of my recent holiday pictures have something man made in them, so I did the best I could.

There is a poll at the bottom and I would appreciate your input in choosing which photos to submit! Here are the options:

1. Tidal Stream on Vancouver Island

2. Rocks on the West Coast, Vancouver Island

3. View Up the Bay, Vancouver Island

4. Ocean Sunset, Vancouver Island

5. Lake Vattern, Sweden

6. Bipolar Sky, Sweden

7. River near Fussen, Germany

Anyone know how to remove the numbers?

8. Mt. Assiniboine, British Columbia

9. Wonder Pass, Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

In the poll, you can choose your top three photos.


Thank you! 🙂


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