Well, I guess this is kind of my “hottest 100” from the year of 2016. Approximately chronological, these photographs are a visual diary of some of my favourite and fun memories of things seen and places been from what really was a great year for us.
Alice Lake frozen over
Snowshoeing in the alpine
Summit Lodge and Sky Pilot
Alpenglow over Garibaldi
Winter Cycling Project
Winter Sunset over Howe Sound
Midnight Snow on the Stawamus
The wave surfing Pelicans were brilliant to watch
I got up for sunrise every morning, this one was particularly stunning
Back home to more spectacular sunsets
The Black Tusk over Whistlers bowls from Blackcomb mountain
Mountains for miles
Big day of biking and somebody’s pooped
Pender Harbour is just marvelous
Lush spring rainforest
Lions Bay, truly Sea to Sky
The cherry blossoms about to explode in our front yard
Hummingbirds fly above our heads as we bbq for the first time.
The celestial equator
Birthday bike ride
Energy on two different scales
A Proton Arc and Jupiter over the Tantalus Mountains
The Sea to Sky highway is a stunning drive or ride
The Stawamus river
Slappy the beaver has a huge dam a bit down the creek from us
The forest in full green
The fun way home
Birds for scale
The final Test of Metal event. This is eventual winner, Quinn Moberg.
Dog walk double rainbow
Raindrops on the Estuary
The crown jewel of Squamish
First Milky Way of the season
Camping under the stars
Sunrise over Valleycliffe
My lady, my dog and that mountian
Tara turned a whole chapter with her mountain biking this year
Hiking above Howe Sound
The Chief and the Estuary
Rock the Shores : City and Colour were spectacular
Mt Baker from the Gulf Islands
Alpine camp kitchen window
Milky Way over Brew Lake
Sunrise and no bugs? magical
Camping doesn’t get much better than this…
…however this is also nice
Taking photos of space. Jaw dropping night skies
More starry nights. The Chief reflects in the estuary
Summer beer garden views – The Watershed
The sunshine coast is a brilliant getaway
Alpine huts and brilliant stars
Bam! Autumn is here
Cosmic address. Shooting the stars from the front door. Crazy.
Have patience. Should have stayed for 5 more minutes. Still beautiful though.
Rocktober in the Smoke Bluffs
Actually riding bikes over mountains. This is what its all about.
On the water in the Sooke Basin
She is maturing into a great dog. We are very lucky, she has been mostly a dream to raise
Goldstream Park living up to its name
Sunset cruise. No lyin, we waited over 4 hrs for this boat. Worth it.
Fall over Valleycliffe
Entertaining riverside walks
A bit colder, a bit wetter, a bit darker. Fall mountain biking is very rewarding.
Fog over the Squamish Valley
Winter approaches and the fog starts to move in
Weather gets crap, good time to fly to Australia. Mt Rainier, Washington State
BBQ and bonfire
Tara saying hi to the Roos
I’d never been this close to a live Cassowarry before
Kookaburra and classic Aussie bush
Water falls of the Northern Territory
Swimming spots don’t often look this good
The clouds from above
Red Centre sunset from the air
Suddenly we are home again. Winter is here and so are the Bald Eagles
Whistler Olympic Park on a bluebird day
Black Tusk View
another bend in the river
A juvenille Bald Eagle in the final stages of becoming an adult
Volunteering for Eagle Watch …
… an adult swoops in on a juvenile with food
Howe Sound from Crumpit Woods. Million dollar views, check.
Love where you live. Tara tells me this is one of her favourite spots. I think so too…
Saw this in my head almost a year ago, finally got it.
Another bend in the river…The silence is euphoric.
Hoping 2017 is an even more exciting year of photographing our experiences and enjoyment living in this incredible place.