Long Weekend Adventures

 

This past weekend I made my way over to the mainland to hang out with my friends Sean and Elaine. Saturday they took my to a fantastic little restaurant called Fergie’s Café. I highly recommend checking it out, just be prepared to have a bit of a wait, but it's totally worth it. After lunch we visited a fishery and then took a stroll up to Shannon Falls. In the evening we drove up Cypress Bowl Road and found a spot to watch Canada compete in the Honda Celebration of Light. Canada put on a spectacular show and the view from the mountain was fantastic. After the fireworks we went up to the view point to get some photos of Vancouver, you got to love the view of the city at night.

The next day we hiked up to Norvan Falls and a bit beyond the Norman Creek suspension bridge into the back country. It was a great hike with a few tricky spots, but overall it's pretty easy. Turned out to be a 19k round trip adventure and we boy was I tired after that. There is a lot more to see in do in that area and I look forward to hopefully going back some day.

My last day on the mainland Sean and Elaine took me over to Whytecliff Park. I took a few photos and was also treated to an Eagle in a far off tree. I would have never noticed it if it wasn't for a couple. They where trying to zoom in on their camera phone, but couldn't quite make out what it was. Luckily I had my telephoto lens on so I was able to verify that it was an eagle. My first Eagle photo.

British Columbia has been suffering poor weather quality due to all the fires in the province. While on the ferry to and from the mainland I took a few shots showing off how smoky it is. It almost looks like fog in some of the shots.