Favourite Locations

Walks with Hawks: a piece of nature in Cheltenham


Birds are among the most difficult creatures to take pictures of. Not only do they hang out at really high places but they immediately flee when they sense humans are nearby. Thankfully, there’s a place in Cheltenham that offers educational birds tours. “Walks with Hawks” is a Cheltenham-based haven for nature lovers that allows guests […]


Mediterranean Light, Marseille, France

Iglesia de Saint-Laurent in Marseille

Marseille is the oldest city in France having been founded in 600 BC by the Greeks. It’s situated in a stunning location overlooking the Mediterranean and captures the beautiful light that saturates the temperate area. Modern Marseille is a regional centre for culture and entertainment with an opera house, theatre, numerous museums and trendy clubs, […]


Luang Prabang, Laos

Wat Mahathat located in Luang Prabang, Laos

Favourite Locations – Luang Prabang, Laos Laos has only one problem as a country, it’s land locked, no ocean, no beaches, no islands. Laos does have a beautiful river flowing through the country; the Mekong, and along this river are beautiful small towns and surprisingly stunning cities. One of these is Luang Prabang. Until the […]


Cowichan River Estuary – Vancouver Island

Winter frost, Cowichan Bay Estuary. Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

I have been spending time during the past few months looking at photos of the Cowichan River Estuary for my latest book The Cowichan – Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region. The Cowichan River Estuary flows into Cowichan Bay and the area is impacted significantly by the cool air coming off the ocean. At other times, […]


Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Rowing at the 32nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2008

The ones of you that follow my blog and photography work have likely noticed that I have a passion for a few different subjects. These include music, food, travel and wooden boats. Typically 2 or 3 of these passions are combined in a photography trip but this weekend’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival combines all […]


Camping at Gordon Bay Provincial Park, Cowichan Lake

After more than 20 years of sleeping in the great outdoors in a teeny backpacking tent, the family (Cherie, Kevin and Lana, the elderly sheltie) yielded to comfort’s siren call and bought a 24ft Flagstaff 5th wheel in August. WOW! Given that a 24ft 5th wheel is somewhat bigger to tow than said backpacking tent, […]


The Cowichan – Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region

The Cowichan - Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region

The Cowichan Region is the large area that lies between the cities of Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, reaching from the protected eastern shores of the island nearly all the way west to the Pacific Ocean. Its cornucopia-like shape is fitting for a place of such remarkable bounty, and this area is home to […]


Cabbage Island and Tumbo Island

Live Music at Anchor, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada, British Columbia

Cabbage Island and Tumbo Island have been a favourite destination for boaters for decades and both islands have now received protection as part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada. We spent Monday night visiting the islands once again and had a splendid evening including a free concert courtesy of a very talented […]


Wallace Island Marine Provincial Park

Rendezvous with Friends, Wallace Island, British Columbia, Canada

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. […]


The Carmanah Valley – Twenty Years On

Carmanah Valley, Three Sisters - 2009

Twenty years ago I had just moved to British Columbia and heard stories about giant trees on the west coast of Vancouver Island. What I didn’t realize at the time is the Provincial Government had secretly given permission to logging giant Macmillan Bloedel to clearcut one of the largest intact watersheds left on the island, […]


Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island

A freighter at the Western Forest Products terminal, Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Favourite Locations – Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Cowichan Bay is a quaint small seaside town located in the Cowichan Valley about 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Of all the small towns in the Cowichan Valley, Cowichan Bay is by far the funkiest and has some of the best photo opportunities. […]


Cowichan River Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Mushrooms, Cowichan River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Cowichan River Provincial Park stretches for many kilometres along both banks of the Cowichan River and encompasses everything from deep rainforest to open meadows and of course the river itself. Every week is different as the seasons come and go. In the spring wildflowers flourish along the banks while in the fall the salmon swim […]


Malaspina Galleries, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada

Arbutus Tree, Malaspina Galleries, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada

One of my favourite photography locations is close to home, an amazing rock formation on Gabriola Island called The Malaspina Galleries. The rock in this area has been eroded for thousands of years by waves creating the feeling of walking underneath a frozen wave. The point itself has beautiful small tide pools and is home to some […]


Favourite Locations

Aerial Photograph of Sidney Spit, British Columbia, Canada

Fridays tend to be a slow down day for me in many respects as I try to finish up the week by dealing with any editorial deadlines that might exist. Friday is also a planning day for the photography side of my business as I make plans for the weekend shoots and travels. To be […]