The HMS Bounty sank off the coast of North Carolina due to high seas brought on by Hurricane Sandy at the end of October. With the unfortunate loss of a crew member, Claudene Christian and Captain Robin Walbridge, these incidents remind you how powerful the ocean’s forces can be. I was fortunate to spend some […]
I was fortunate to spend some time on the HMS Bounty a few years back courtesy of captain Robin Walbridge. What an experience! So sad to hear about the loss of the ship and especially the death of Claudene Christian and the unknown fate of captain Walbridge.
I spent some time yesterday doing aerial photography over Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. While the weather wasn’t perfect I did manage to get some interesting photos. This was my first chance to use my D800 for aerial photography and coupled with the Nikon 70-200 VRII that I just purchased was great for […]
I came across this wildly painted fishing boat and had to have a photograph. Whether the fish are attracted to it I don’t know but it certainly stands out in a crowd.
Boating season seems to have finally arrived! I’m sure these large fishing boats don’t worry about the bad weather but for the ones of us in smaller boats it’s an issue.
The Westcoast Work Boat Association holds their spring rendezvous in Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island. A wonderful assortment of boats turn up from both local waters as well as Washington state. Many of the work boats are retired fishing boats that have been converted into pleasure craft while others are modern boats designed with the […]
A wonderful tradition on Wallace Island is leaving behind funky boat name signs at an old building in Conover Cove. Many of these signs are quite creative with fun carvings added to the boats name. Boaters update their signs on each new visit so a wonderful log has now been left chronicling the past ten […]
Launched in 1956, Shipwright Frank Prothero built Alcyone over a period of 6 years. She’s a 81′ gaff-rigged topmast schooner setting eleven sails: mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib, flying jib, main and fore gaff topsails, fisherman, fore course, raffee and stunsail. These can be raised in different combinations to suit various wind conditions.
Another photo of the Willamette River from Oregon City, Oregon. We are heading south today, likely to Grants Pass or some other wonderfully mountainous area. The photo a day images will start changing radically as the real journey begins. Stay tuned.
Now since our old boat is back in the water I decided to meet up with friends at one of my favourite local destinations, Wallace Island. This really must be one of the prettiest of the Gulf Islands and except for one small parcel of land the entire island is now park. While Wallace Island […]
Maple Bay is a picturesque seaside community located at the half way point of Sansum Narrows between Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. We are fortunate to have many public docks in the area providing moorage for the areas fishing fleet as well as recreational boaters. While further down the bay at Birds Eye Cove […]
Genoa Bay on southern Vancouver Island must be one of the most picturesque boating destinations in the Cowichan area offering good moorage, a marina and excellent food at the Genoa Bay Cafe. Equally as picturesque is the gorgeous 5km drive through farmland to access the bay from Maple Bay if coming by land. Genoa Bay […]
Pacific Yachting, one of the more popular boating magazines here in the Pacific Northwest, used one of my photographs for their December cover. I think they did a great job of integrating the masthead and text with the image. Looks very inviting!
While the emphasis is on wooden boats at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival there is plenty else going on to keep everyone entertained. After all, living wooden boats 24 hours a day is likely not a very healthy affliction although I expect many in attendance do just that. I, for one, like to get out […]
A true gem in the British Columbia Provincial Marine Park system, Wallace Island is conveniently located close to many ports in the southern Vancouver Island area. Numerous beaches, coves and inlets provide prime anchorage and kayaking opportunities while hiking trails run the length of the island. This is all mixed in with a fascinating history. […]
I finally have a gallery online of photographs from the Victoria Tall Ships Festival. What a weekend! The main gallery is located at Victoria Tall Ships. Expect many changes to the sub galleries in the next few weeks as I properly caption the images and add relevant keywording. Thanks to all the great folks that […]
]It’s hard to know where to start. In the next few weeks I’m hoping to put about 2,000 images online. While all these images are already processed this is still a daunting task for the lack of spare time. I recently spent the weekend in Cowichan Bay at the West Coast Workboat Association’s spring rendezvous. […]