Horseshoe Bend

DAY 7 : HORSESHOE BEND AND THE GRAND CANYON I rose early to get my gear into the car and drive out to the bend. Thankfully it was only minutes from our hotel so it minimised the effort required to be up and out there. It’s hard to believe that something this huge and spectacular … More Horseshoe Bend

Monument Valley

DAY 5 – MONUMENT VALLEY There is a gallery here for viewing the images fullscreen (recommended)   Wow summer really keeps me off the computer. That’s a good thing really, but suddenly it’s been months since I last updated our Utah/Arizona trip story. I’m feeling like a man of fewer words tonight so I’ll keep … More Monument Valley

Escaping La Niña

DAY 3 PART 2 – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, ISLAND IN THE SKY. There is a gallery here for viewing images fullscreen (recommended) After the beautiful drive through Capitol Reef National Park, we arrived mid afternoon at the Horsethief Campground outside of the entrance to Canyonlands Island in the Sky region. We set up the tent … More Escaping La Niña

Escaping La Niña

DAY 3, PART 1. – UTAH’S SCENIC BYWAY 24 & CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK. Today was one of the two big driving days of our trip, with significant distance to cover across to the Eastern side of the state approaching the Colorado border. After some conversation with friends with a very similar itinerary at almost … More Escaping La Niña

Escaping La Niña

DAY 2. BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Fullscreen image gallery here We took the incredible drive from Zion National Park through the canyons and long tunnel out towards Bryce Canyon for some time at another incredible collection of stunning ancient natural geological formations. The afternoon was sunny but still cool with a breeze around the canyon … More Escaping La Niña

Escaping La Niña

DAY 1. ZION NATIONAL PARK. Fullscreen image gallery here Tara and I have recently returned from an effort to escape the cold and moist weather that has plagued us in the PNW since October last year.  We decided to make a plan to try and see some of the most incredible geological formations that can … More Escaping La Niña

A real winter!

It’s  been a particularly cold and snowy winter this year in South Western BC. Considerable snowfall and cold Arctic outflow winds have made for frosty conditions, large snowbanks and sketchy driving conditions around town and along the highway. The roads are in poort shape, significant maintenance will be required come the Spring. It’s been really … More A real winter!