Monday, October 31, 2011

Port Rexton

I don't know if it is just me but the clouds and skies seem quite unique at this time of year.
Great scenery and if you are this way: around Trinity, Trinity East and Port Rexton drop by the Two Whales Coffee Shop.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hiking on the Skerwink Trail

This weekend was a bit tricky for a hiking excursion. Rain, wind and snow were predicted at varying times. We found ourselves in Port Rexton having a coffee at the Two Whales Coffee Shop. It was sunny and clear - a great oppotunity to hike the Skerwink Trail. The trail itself is a short loop 5.3 km but you can't avoid detours off the trail and to open fields that look out over the water. On this day that gave the weather plenty of time to change, several rain showers, wind and at the end fog.
Great hike and fantastic coast line.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

East Coast Trail - from Ocean Science Centre

What a day for a hike - I think today was warmer than many July days. We chose a three hour hike leaving from the Ocean Sciences Centre.

East Coast Trail, Fall Colours and Fog

When we can't go paddling we head to the East Coast trail - incredible location, just moments from the house. Apparently word is getting out, some folks from one section or another of the National Geographic were in town to check out the ECT. We were hoping to keep this a bit of a secret....

Friday, October 14, 2011

Kayaker in mouth of whale

This fantastic photo has been making the rounds of cyberspace. Apparently it is the masterful work of photographer Tim Shobe of Shobe Studios. He combined two beautiful but unrelated photographs taken 3 months apart. A full analysis is found on Hoax Slayer. He caught a lot of negative email for the composite photo, even though he didn't release the work himself. If he can do this kind of work, I would attend any workshop he gave on how to effectively to use Photoshop. It is creative and fun but also doesn't take away from the incredible shot of the whale feeding in or around Sitka, Alaska. For kayakers - it is the sort of shot that one might either dream or have nightmares about, depending on how lucky you are in extreme moments.
Photo: used with permission.