Well folks May is in the books!
Above is a white Rhododendron processed in Photoshop with a colored pencil filter on the flower and a oil painting filter on the background. Below is a more traditional photo of the same flower!
I finally made it over to Hornby Island with my camera after all these years of living on Vancouver Island. My sister and I were there probably 20 years ago. We did a quick trip over to Tribune Bay on Hornby, a quick stop at some pottery shops on Denman Island and called it a day.
This trip was different. Our camera club members stayed at Hornby Island Dive Lodge for 2 nights and spent 3 days photographing the Island. We photographed Ford Cove & Marina. Helliwell Provincial Park. Grassy Point. Tribune Bay. Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park. Tim Biggins Anvil. Heron Rocks. There were spots we missed of course, but these are the ones we made it to. The weather was dry and sunny, the weekend was awesome! Here are my photo’s.
This is a link to a group of photo’s on Flickr which I took while on the Pub to Pub Trail here in Campbell River. It’s called the pub to pub trail because at either end of the walk (45-60minutes) was a pub. BUT, now there are no pubs. Salmon Pt Pub burnt down recently and The Fishermans pub closed down last year. Regardless, there are scads of people out there every day enjoying the scenery. The walk takes you along the Oyster River thru Old Growth Forest and then along the Ocean where the trail ends at Salmon Pt RV Resort. The walk is mostly level, but beware of roots! I’ve seen people pushing strollers and wheelchairs, so it can be done.
Before we started RV’ing we travelled a bit to different places. When in Mexico, Belize or Thailand we chose to stay in places that were a bit more rustic. Gaps in the walls, holes in the window screens, basic shelters with handmade furniture, a stove, a sink and rusty appliances. We’ve travelled to cities in the USA, stayed in Paris, London, Barcelona and Lisbon at places that I refer to as “Brass and Glass”.. they have all the fancy staff, stuff, and all the amenities.
How do you travel?
How do you RV?
Are you a Boondocker who choses to stay in places that are out of the way, a bit rustic, are you comfortable without electricity, wifi and tv?
Are you a Resorter who prefers swimming pools, hot tubs, hot showers, laundry, free cable tv and wifi?
We’ve certainly tried a bit of each on this trip and stayed at Campgrounds and RV Parks that are a bit of both.
We’ve overnighted at farms that raised alpaca’s, goats, lambs, or chickens. We’ve visited wineries in Canada and the USA and tasted wine and bought a few to take with us on the road. We’ve overnighted in a few driveways of people who are kind, inquisitive and generous with their time and made us feel so welcome.
We’ve been in RV parks that have dirt roads, gravel roads, or paved roads, we’ve dealt with roots, ruts and steep sites from back to front, more often than not the sites are level. We’ve been in public showers and bathrooms that are spotless, with perfect hot water and great water pressure, and some that are none of the above. Laundry room machines that function and are spotless., and some that aren’t.
Both choices have their charm and place in any road trip. It all depends on how you like to roll!
Every year on Labour Day Sunday the North Island Cruisers hold their annual classic car show in the streets of downtown Campbell River. It is a fabulous way to see all these great cars all in one place. Here are my some of the photo’s I took. I would post all the pictures I took, but that would be kind of crazy.. haha.
To see the whole album on Flickr just click on the picture of the car and it will take you there!
I got a chance to go up to see the Wings & Wheels show at the Campbell River Airport on Saturday July 16th. It’s a great time to see old classic airplanes and old classic cars. The weather was great and it was fun to see everything. Here’s a few photo’s I took while up there.
Click on this link to see my photo’s: https://flic.kr/s/aHskEtrB5c