Posts tagged with ‘landscape’
Cape Flattery II
The landscape of Cape Flattery’s coastline is so unique. It is covered in great, bulging trees that seem to grow whichever way they choose. Water has carved huge caverns below the rock, causing parts of the mainland to fall into the sea. As a result the entire coastline is made up of massive cliffs and little islands. Probably the coolest part of the area are the little trails that off-shoot from the main path. These tight isles were sometimes only inches from the edge, some of them are so overgrown we had to crawl through. It felt like being a kid again.
In the places where the underbrush opens Emmalee and I would sit and take in the views offered. I was mesmerized by the changing colours of the ocean bathing over yellow seaweed covered rocks. Changing from deep blues to hues of aquamarine and finally white as the water crashed down on stone.
I count myself blessed to see and experience places like Cape Flattery. But places will fade. In a hundred years Cape Flattery will more than likely have fallen into the sea. I find more meaning in the relationships forged in these places. I revel in the bonds made through shared experience and I’m so happy I got to share this place with Emmalee.
This was one of my favourite trips. Emmalee and I sat in a McDonald’s near the Tsawwassen Ferry brainstorming and researching where we wanted to adventure. I was dead set on going to Vancouver Island and Emmalee wanted to head up the Sunshine Coast. After stumbling around on the internet for a while we decided to visit Cape Flattery in Washington State. It is located on the Northern most tip of the United States. And it is one of the most spectacular areas I’ve ever seen.
Paul the Cowboy
Archived photos from a great hike just east of Jasper National Park. I love these people with all my heart. There is nothing like sharing the beauty of the mountains and losing yourself in their splendour with people you count as friends.
Photo credit to Emmalee for the bottom two. She’s got a good eye.
It’s been one of the craziest months of my life. I do apologize for my absence from my blog as of late. I’ve tried to include some Instagram shots to keep you up to date, but it isn’t the same I know. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all you new followers and a deep thank you to those who have been with me for some time.
This past month has seen me travelling all over the place. I was blessed to travel to Oklahoma to shoot a friends wedding in Norman. It was a beautiful ceremony and I’m excited to share some of what took place that special day.
Just a day after arriving back to Edmonton from Oklahoma, I departed for Reykjavik, Iceland and spent two weeks in what I have to consider the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. I do promise to share my many photos and videos from that place as soon as I possibly can.
Two days after returning from Iceland Emmalee arrived from Vancouver and we headed south to our hometown of Red Deer to spend some time with our families. This was so refreshing. Family is everything and I enjoyed my time with my parents and siblings. It was also great to get to know Emmalee’s family as well.
After our time in Red Deer, which included a real scare when I thought I’d contracted meningitis, Moe (Emmalee) and I headed west to Vancouver as her semester break had come to an end. We rolled into town maybe thirty minutes before the Canada Day fireworks erupted over Crab Park. I spent a few days in Vancouver, mostly enjoying time with Moe at some cafe or a beach along the Sea to Sky highway. We visited Whytcliff Park and Porteau Cove. I must say I love that city. It was hard to leave this past Saturday, especially given the fact that somewhere along the way I managed to catch strep throat. Not the best 14 hour drive of my life and to make matters worse my car broke down about 45 minutes from home.
Everything feels like it’s grinding to a halt right now, but I have faith they’ll be better soon. I’m feeling healthier and my car is nearly fixed. This summer has been a strange one, but it there are no bad notes, just new challenges to conquer. I hope all is well with you, God bless.
Stops along the BC-5 Hi-way