I’m pretty good at finding myself in places I never thought I would be. Not because I have extremely ambitious, unachievable dreams but because I just kind of, go places. Two weeks ago I came to Grand Cayman and now here I am. It happened quite fast and was a bit of a shock to […]Read more "Welcome to Cayman"
It took me over a month to get out of the God’s Pocket. The resort is a small cluster of colourful buildings nestled in a narrow bay on Hurst Island, about a half hour boat ride out of Port Hardy BC. The owners, Bill and Annie, have spent the last two decades running dive trips […]Read more "Escaping the Pocket"
Nobody really likes seagulls. They’re no ones favourite bird, they’ve inspired no great works of art and they’re un-fondly known as a squawking nuisance. Unlike the noble and respected eagle, a seagull does not rely on deadly intimidation to secure its meals. Nor does it command respect with a fearsome call like falcon or hawk. […]Read more "The Birds"
I never get tired of mushroom hunting. The wonderland of fruiting fungus that comes to life after a healthy rainfall brings forth images of the intricate network of mycelium woven through the roots of the coastal rainforest. Breaking down and rebuilding, providing the foundation for new growth.Read more "“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland"
The dock was empty minus one small fishing vessel and her skipper diligently cleaning the morning’s catch. Manipulating his knife skillfully through the flesh of a monstrous lingcod he seemed hardly phased by the sudden arrival of a group of gawking onlookers. Today we were benefiting from a standing friendship between our captain and the local […]Read more "Footprints"
There are places that take on a mythical status of existence thanks to story telling. Until yesterday I’d only ever heard stories about the dive at Nakwakto Rapids and it became somewhat of a legend in my mind, a place I might never see for myself. With ropes off at 7:23am we headed out into […]Read more "Nakwaktawhat?"
Returning home after being away for a while is such an odd experience. Everything is different but it’s all pretty much completely the same. Without having any immediate commitments to attend to I’ve been doing a lot of nothing. Well not nothing–seeing friends, hiking, cooking, laundry. It’s actually been kind of exhausting. Because I’m not […]Read more "Today I Sat"