Steller Sea Lions – Sutil Channel, Discovery Islands Archipelago

Big Animal Encounters I joined a two hour tour with Big Animal Encounters in hopes to see humpback whales. Two hours isn’t enough time to travel north within the Discovery Islands archipelago, where whales are guaranteed to be seen. However, humpbacks have been swimming in the Sutil Channel, a location relatively close to the dock….

Red Dragonfly

As I tended our garden, a red dragonfly stop by for a visit! This little fella didn’t seem to mind modeling for me while I took many pictures, hoping to capture a few good ones! iPhones are handy as cameras – but zoom quality isn’t the best. Yet, at times, I didn’t have to zoom…

Just For Today – I Will Be Kind To All Living Things

Spirit of the Eagle While kayaking at Quadra Island, an island within the Discovery Islands archipelago, British Columbia, I took the most extraordinary picture as an eagle flew above me. It looks like the spirit of the eagle! Is it an optical effect from my iPhone? Or did I capture the Great Spirit of the…

Kayaking – Quadra Island – British Columbia

 Discovery Islands Archipelago  Quadra Island is located within the Discovery Islands archipelago, in the Straight of Georgia, between the eastern shore of Campbell River, Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. To read more about the Discovery Islands, click here. David Suzuki has a house along the coastline of Quadra Island. I stopped by…

Half Marathon Training – Weeks 22-24 – Badass and Heart Centered

13 Weeks to Half Marathon My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km. Transition From 7km to 10km Per Run Total Kilometers Per Week Week 22 – 35.12km Week 23 – 39.38km Week 24 – 60.12km Personal Best – Friday, June 26th – Pace…

Moments – Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Flowers I am by no means an expert on flowers. I have no idea what most of these beauties are called – except for the thistles, hydrangeas and pink dogwood tree – that really isn’t a flower – but flowers! Deer These gentle animals wander around into yards, along the side of streets, everywhere… as…

Phoenix Rising From A Restorative Circle

This tattoo was born out of freedom. Freedom manifested from having space. Space to hear my inner voice more clearly while spending 2 months (and continuing), in solitude on the West Coast of Canada, on Vancouver Island. We all carry pain. Healing from this pain takes the courage to step into it, give this pain…