Monthly Archives: October 2014

Offshore Grandeur

Nirvana: a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place. 9 stitched images for this massive panoramic mountain range.  Anything less would have been an injustice!  Anything more would have been…   nirvana!   Advertisements

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Water Damaged

Testing new waters (heh, heh)!!  Adding a different “face” to one my recent photographs – here’s a panoramic of 5 images stitched together.  

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Pine Island Lighthouse, and oh yeah… a spray of life!

In the right forefront is the flat slab of the helicopter pad which marks where the original lighthouse stood until it was washed away by a rogue wave during a winter storm in 1967. This is working lighthouse staffed and operated by … Continue reading

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Portholes, Decks, Glitz, Retro and a Champagne Pyramid

Figured it was about time to take a tour of this behemoth….

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The Pilot Boat

NO, not a pilot boat to “lead” the ship, but truly bringing the captains’s replacement on board while both boats kept steaming ahead!!  This tricky maneuver was completed in less than 5 minutes!! All perfectly logical, right?  Certainly not during the moments … Continue reading

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My First Thought Was …

“The fog’s just lifting. Throw off your bow line; throw off your stern. You head out to South channel, past Rocky Neck, Ten Pound Island. Past Niles Pond where I skated as a kid. Blow your air-horn and throw a … Continue reading

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Opening Curtain

Nature (and/or God) couldn’t have created a more spectacular and dramatic opening scene to this gray morning!!  Get a load of that horizon!!  Looking west toward Vancouver Island. Calm skies and extremely flat waters, but no sign of whales or other … Continue reading

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Tug and Barge

Heading north throught the Strait of Georgia, a major shipping thoroughfare.  Thick early morning fog and clouds are typical, but it won’t deter these vessels one bit! The strait is 150 miles long with a maximum depth of just under … Continue reading

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Shades of Blue

And, it’s only day 2!! Sunny day, clear blue skies all day, 70-degree weather, mountain peaks and ranges that grow and expand to even higher majestic walls of rock, snow and glaciers, sailboats in the channels, and decompressing with a kicked back view from … Continue reading

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Point Atkinson Lighthouse – 2 more…

A few more views of Pt. Atkinson as the ship navigates past the lighthouse…  To get an idea of how many lighthouses are scattered around Canada, and PARTICULARLY British Columbia, check out this map!!

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