My 52nd Birthday – Reflections of a COVID Year

I Turned 50 in Kerala, India I Turned 51 in British Columbia, Canada I Turned 52 in Nova Scotia, Canada Reflections – This Past Year This past year has been steeped in the COVID pandemic. This is a year of wearing a mask, hand washing, hand sanitizing, social distancing, seeing family via Skype, as well…

10 Day Travel Photo Challenge – Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 of this 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge! My Dusty Flip-Flops has nominated me for this challenge, thank you my friend! My Dusty Flip-Flops and I have been following each other’s blog adventures here on WordPress since 2017. It’s always nice to reconnect!  The 10 Day Travel Photo Challenge: post one photo for 10 days with no…

Storms and Sunshine

There are those events in life that bring pain and storms – storms of emotions that are challenging to navigate through, even with the help of a compass. As we move through the storm, we may not see the clearing ahead. We forget the calm after the storm because we’re doing everything we can in…

Ripple Rock Trail – Vancouver Island, British Columbia

The Story of Ripple Rock Ripple Rock, or “Old Rip” as it was called – was one of the most “notorious marine hazards in North America”. The twin-peaked rock in Seymour Narrows took many ships and lives. In 1958, the largest man-made, non-nuclear explosion in history removed the rock, allowing for safe passage. The Trail…

Half Marathon Goal – Postponed to 2021

Half Marathon My goal was to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km. However, I won’t be in Nova Scotia for the marathon, so I had to withdraw. Rethinking Goal – New Half Marathon As my husband and I transition from British Columbia to settle in Nova…

My Adventure With Six White-Tailed Deer

Mama Deer I arrived at a friend’s home to take photos of my husband’s co-owed airplane stored in a barn on the property. When I pulled into the driveway, I was greeted by a deer! She didn’t seemed bothered by me, in the least. I was able to get pretty close to her. I thought…

Humpback Whales – Sutil Channel, Discovery Islands Archipelago

Big Animal Encounters I joined a four hour whale watching tour with Big Animal Encounters. Dressed in warm dry suits, we boarded the zodiac, Fast Forward and headed out towards Sutil Channel, a channel within the Discovery Islands archipelago. Humpback Whales Today’s humpbacks were sleepy and lazy, slowly swimming around the channel. The only bit…