Happy New Year

1 01 2016

We started the new year out with an inversion!  Yay!  Fogcouver again Smile

 

Inversion time again!  Yay!

Vancouver in the Fog
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr


Vancouver in the Fog
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr


Vancouver in the Fog
by Brian Hampson, on Flickr

More at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/albums/72157662466737410/with/23999722382/

Happy New Year!

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Pacific Jamboree – 2015

14 09 2015

The Pacific Jamboree – 2015 was held near Sooke BC, in July this year. Here are some shots from our fun filled week, hopefully showcasing the great time we had with 3000 of our closest friends! :)

1. Opening Ceremonies – crowd shot
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2015-PJ15-28thVancouverScouts
by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

2. The addictive fun of badge trading
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2015-PJ15-28thVancouverScouts
by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

3. Close Quarters
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2015-PJ15-28thVancouverScouts
by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

4. Unbelievably, they let ME throw a hatchet! :)
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2015-PJ15-28thVancouverScouts
by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

5. Learning Scuba
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2015-PJ15-28thVancouverScouts
by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

6. Pole Climbing
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2015-PJ15-28thVancouverScouts
by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

7. Rock Climbing
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2015-PJ15-28thVancouverScouts
by 28th Vancouver Scout Group, on Flickr

And so much more!!! The 7 day event was a blast, and you can see how much fun it was in the whole album:
https://flic.kr/s/aHskha4Pge

I hope you enjoy viewing as much as we enjoyed doing!





Peru! June 2014

8 07 2014

I got back last week from 16 days in Peru.  We arranged a private tour with a Tour Company in Lima.  It was a very busy, but very fun whirlwind trip and we didn’t even see the Coffee and Cacao growing North or the Jungles of the Amazon to the East…
We went to Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Paracas, the Nazca Lines and even walked across a hand made grass suspension bridge.  We took thousands of photos but managed to trim it down to the top 500 or so :)

The whole shebang is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157645563327534/

If you’d like to see it day-by-day, check out:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/collections/72157645075556187/

First – what everyone thinks of when they think of Peru:

Classic Machu Picchu
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The volcano Misti from Arequipa:

Monastery Bell Tower at twilight
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Vicuna!  The most expensive wool known to man.

Sometimes you get lucky!
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Andean Dust Devils and an active Volcano!

Andean Dust Devils
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Soaring at our eye level at the Colca Canyon!

Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) in flight
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The pageantry of Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi – 2014
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Grass Bridge at Q’eswachaka

The Inca grass suspension bridge at Q’eswachaka
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Nazca Lines

The Hummingbird
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The desert of Paracas

Peruvian Sand Dune
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Sea life of Islas Ballestas

A bit crowded…
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

All in all, a great trip!  I hope you enjoy this little taste.





Another Foggy Morning in Vancouver

22 01 2014

More from this past Saturday.  Mrs Dragonspeed and I headed up to get to the Cypress Bowl Road lower gate for 07:00 when it opens.  There were probably 10-15 cars, all with the same idea, parked along the side – just itchin’ to get up the hill.  When we got there, our fog density fears were confirmed: Fog was a bit too high up.

On the PLUS side, the sunrise was spectacular:

1. Mount Baker

Sunrise over Foggy Vancouver by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
2. Metrotown

Sunrise over Foggy Vancouver by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
3. Ocean of Clouds

Sunrise over Foggy Vancouver by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
4. Amazing Colours

Sunrise over Foggy Vancouver by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
5. Shangri-La and Metrotown just poking through

Sunrise over Foggy Vancouver by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Others from the outing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157640020852846/

Not a bad way to spend a an hour on a Saturday morning Smile





2013 In Photos

1 01 2014

I took a bit of time and made a "2013 in Review"

The Year 2013 in Photos by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

If you click the link, you can see the larger size.





More Yukon Landscapes

4 04 2013

We took a trip down to Skagway from Whitehorse while visiting. The drive was nice, and the part through "White Pass" was appropriately named.. crazy! Here are some of the shots from the outing.

1. Along the shores of Tagish Lake
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Heading down to Skagway by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Lonely Border post
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Border Outpost by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. On the flats of Dyea, Alaska
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On the flats in Dyea, AK by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. The ice planet "Hoth"?
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Hoth? by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Spectacular sun on the mountains, near the border
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Sun on the mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Welcome to the Yukon (with a little photoshop help)
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Welcome to the Yukon! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed this little winter visit… more available at my flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633081420715/with/8619057091/





Skagway Alaska – offseason

4 04 2013

We took a day trip down from Whitehorse to Skagway to check it out. The drive through White Pass was "interesting" to put it mildly, but the town of Skagway was almost a ghost town on that Sunday in the off-season.
 
1. A cold Welcome

Welcome to the USA by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
2. What do you do with a hundred tour buses in the off season?

The fleet at rest by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
3. The only place open on a Sunday morning.

The only open place on a Sunday in Skagway by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
4. The historic White Pass railway and old buildings of Skagway under the mountains that surround it.

All aboard! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
5. Probably the most photographed building in town

The Arctic Brotherhood Hall by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
6. Tumbleweeds anyone?

All we need is some tumbleweeds by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
 
Apparently 10,000 tourists/day come through from May to September, but the 900 inhabitants weren’t really visible when we were there. I think we saw about 10-20 people the whole time we were there. Very strange.








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