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Gran's 90th
Pics from May 14 party and May 15 lunch
Butterflies and Fall colours etc
Carleton University Butterflies, plus Oct 9 at Mill of Kintail
Parc Omega August 14, 2004
Parc Omega, Montebello, Quebec. One hour drive from Ottawa
Westport Aug 9, 2004
One day visit to Foley Conservation Area and countryside to east of Westport
Mont Tremblant July 26
Visit to Quebec Provincial Park
Ducky Dock
Round Lake July 21,22 2004
Snow Geese Migration, Mar 30/05
Snow Geese along the Long Sault Parkway,Ontario (between Cornwall and Morrisburg along the St Lawrence River) March 30, 2005. An estimated 40,000 snow geese migrated through the area that day
Snow geese March 25 2011
Snow Geese sampling. Mar 25, 2011, Lancaster Ont and east to Quebec. Over 130,000 snow geese were in the area
Snow geese by Brian Morin March 2011
Snow geese pictures by Brian Morin March 2011
April 05 Petrie, bio-dome, egret, osprey etc
selected shots from April 2005. Reduced size/quality to accommodate dial up users
Petrie Island June 20, 2018
Selected pictures from a mid-day visit Petrie on June 20, 2018
Petrie Aug 29, 2010
Quick and dirty shots Petrie Island Aug 29, 2010
Petrie, August 7, 2009
selected pictures from visit to Petrie August 7, 2009
Petrie, April 2, 2009
Petrie, April 2, 2009 See Dispatches on Friends of Petrie Island website at:
Petrie Sept 26, 2006
Pictures by Richard Burnford see Disptaches from Petrie at:
Petrie July 10, 2006
Black billed Cuckoo see
Petrie June 25, 2006
Petrie June 17, 2006
Petrie June 6, 2006
refer to
Petrie Nov 8, 2005
See Petrie Island website:
Petrie Sept 28, 2005
Petrie Aug 18, 2005
See Disptaches from Petrie Island at
Petrie July 28, 2005
Petrie, July 4, 2005
Petrie, June 19, 2005
Petrie June 7, 2005
Petrie, June 3, 2005
Petrie May 25, 2005
Petrie May 10, 2005
Petrie, April 2nd, 2005
Petrie March 15, 2005
Petrie Feb 11, 2005
Petrie Jan 16, 2005
See Friends of Petrie Island - Dispatches at
Petrie Sept 22, 2004
see Dispatches from Petrie at
Petrie Sept 3, 2004
See "Dispatches from Petrie" at
Petrie July 24, 2004
See Friends of Petrie Island Dispatches of July 24, 2004:
Petrie July 11, 2004
See Petrie Dispatches:
Petrie June 17,2004
See Dispatch of June 17, 2004 from Petrie
June 23rd - Burnt Lands and Purdon C.A.
Midland/Bruce Peninsula/Algonquin Park
June 4-10, 2004
Woods West of Ottawa
Mushrooms plus
Mud Lake Aug 20/05 Nature outing
Maps for Mud Lake
Mud Lake, May, 2008
Sample Pictures for RA Nature group visit May 24, 2008
Mud Lake June 9, 2012
Ducks, frog, turtles and snake
Mer Bleue
Nature Outing Nov 5, 2005
RA Nature Group Torbolton Forest, Dec 3rd, 2005
Pioneer Life
Pioneer Life Print Exhibit, Dec 1-30, 2005
Maps&potential images RA Nature Group Feb 19, 2005
Nature Group Outing to Petrie Island, Saturday, Feb 19, 2005
Beaver Pond, Kanata
Map to Nature Group Outing Dec 4, 2004
Chutes of the Bonnechere, May 2004
Four of the five waterfall sites on the Bonnechere River (Fifth Chute, in Eganville, is dammed)
RA Nature Outing Feb 18, 2006
RA Nature Group Outing April 29 Cooper Marsh
Nature group Outing Petrie June 17, 2006
RA Nature Group Outing Aug 19 Morris Island
Maps and recent pictures from Morris Island
RA Nature Group Outing Sept 16/06 Monaghan Forest
RA Nature Group Monaghan Forest planned outing Sept 16, 2006 - pics and maps
Jones Falls Nature Outing July 22, 2006
Porposed RA Photo Club Nature Group Outing
RAPC Fall Challenge 2007 Sample shots
Foret-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve Photos by Mary and David Russell
Maps etc for RAPC Nature Group Outing June 9, 2007
Maps and pictures from area
RA Photo Nature Grp Jan19/08 Mill of Kintail
Sample images from Jan 2/08 for RAPC Nature Group Outing, Mill of Kintail Jan 19/08
BairdTrail Middleville Ontario
Map and description of Baird Trail near Middleville
selected shots from Florida 2006, February
170801-2 Calgary
Jared and friends Golfing and skating boarding
Larose Forest, Gwen Williams, May 10, 2001
Larose Forest May 10, 2001 Photos by Gwen Williams
Larose Forest, G Williams, J Robertson 06/08/24
Concession 9, Larose Forest Aug 24/06
Larose Forest, G Williams, J Robertson, Aug 4/05
Concession Rd 11, Larose Forest August 4, 2005
Gwen's and Jim's sent for calendar consideration
Garage Storage
Doug & Lesley Oct 28, 2006 Formal shots
Formal shots (Cropping required to suit the size you want) Download Original size for printing.
Lesley and Doug, Oct 28 Informal shots
Informal and formal shots. sized to 4x6, download original size
Parc Omega, 2007
Gwen's and Jim's pics from visit to Parc Omega, RA Nature group
Florida Bird Prints
see for background story
Upper Canada Village Print Exhibit
Pictures from summer of 2005
Montreal Bio-dome April 30, 2007
"Quick and dirty shots"
Biodome samples for RA Nature group
Taken April 2005 at the Biodome
New Zealand, Dec 2006
A very few of the many pictures taken
Wetlands - large
Wetlands - small
Monkey business
World of Birds Cape Town
Langa Township
Cape Town
John Neilson Birthday NON selects
Arelene: These are the ones I have not select for "public" posting
John Neilson Birthday
Photos from John's birthday dinner Jan 11, 2008
Lemieux Island
Sample pictures for May 24, 2008 RA Nature Group visit
Maasdam Crew Feb 27-Mar 13/2009
Maasdam Crew Feb 27-Mar 13/2009
Laura and Louis Vernon house - select
Selections from Jim and Gwen's pics of delivery of Laura & Louis's new house See next album for the other pics not selected
Laura and Louis Vernon house - Other
Other pics from delivery of Laura and Louis's new house in Vernon
110602 Ben
Ben at Oma and Pops house
120210 Ben
At Oma and Pops place
120311 Ben at Fulton's
Checking out the maple bush
121223-30 Kissimmee
Christmas in Florida
Ben July/Aug 2013
Ben in Merrickville, at Oma's, at Navan Fair, Merrickville and Puppets Up in Almonte
Ben and Lucien, Gingerbread houses Dec 7/13
A few selected photos of Ben and Lucien at Oma's house decorating gingerbread houses
140321 140406 Matt Ben Misc and Fulton's
140613 Ben and Matt
140830 Ben at Lucien's birthday
14122 Ben helps decorate the Christmas tree
150111 Ben and Matt at Mud Lake
Ben, Matt June 26, 2015
Oma and Pops' pictures. At RCMP Sunset Ceremonies. Musical Ride etc
Ben at Round Lake July 31, 2015
Ben visiting at Doug's cottage at Round Lake. Jordan and her father, Brian were there too.
Ben, Matt and friends, Val des Monts. Aug 9, 2015
Selected Oma's and Pops' pics from Sunday Aug 9, 2015 at the cottage in Val des Monts
Ben and Lucien at St Albert. August 15, 2015
Selected pics from Oma and Pops
Ben and Matt Sept 23, 2015
Ben, Matt and friends at Mountain Apple Orchard
Ben and Matt, Oct 12, 2015
A walk in the woods at the Mill of Kintail
Ben and Lucien, Nov 27, 2015
Decorating gingerbread cookies at Oma and Pops', Nov 27, 2015
Florida December, 2015
Gwen's and Jim's pictures of family, and a few other shots, from Florida visit December 2015
Lucien and Ben, Feb 12/16
PD day, kids off school, visiting Oma and Pops
Matt birthday 2016
Matt enjoying his birthday cake, Feb 21, 2016
Lucien, Ben, Matt Easter 2016
March 27, 2016 prior to the great Easter Egg Hunt
Ben, Matt April 19, 24, 2016
Oma's pictures. A few from April 19. On April 24 Ben, Matt and friends went to Mud Lake to see and feed the birds. (A couple of pictures also taken April 28)
Ben's Birthday 2016
Ben birthday party, May 8, 2016
Strawberry Picking June 25, 2016
Ben and Matt, and others, picking strawberries
Ben and Lucien at Oma and Pops' summer camp. July 11-15, 2016
Five days with Oma and Pops. Cottage at Round Lake (Killaloe ON), Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (Brockville), Aquaterium (Brockville), Little Ray's Reptiles (Ottawa), Legoland (Solera Circle, Ottawa).
160722 Ben and Matt At Mud Lake
July 22, 2016
Calabogie Cottage 2016
Oma and Pops visit the cottage August 15, 2016
Round Lake, July 2016
Ben and Lucien visit the cottage. July 11-13, 2016
Ben and Lucien At Parc Omega August 30,2016
Ben and Lucien give Oma and Pops an excuse to check out Parc Omega. August 30, 2016
Ben and Matt at Mud Lake Oct 7, 2016
Feeding the birds and running the trails
Lucien 2.5Km run Oct 15, 2016
Lucien 2.5Km run Oct 15, 2016 at Mooney's Bay.
Ben and Matt Oct 15,2016
Going for a walk at Fletcher's Garden
Ben and Matt at the Pumpkin Patch Oct 23,2016
Pumpkin Patch on Cabin Road near Osgoode.
Pumpkin Carving Oct 30, 2016
Carving the pumpkins at Ruby and Doug's
Ben and Matt PA Day Nov 18,2016
Mud Lake and Britannia Park activities
Matt and Ben at Oma's and Pops' Dec 2016
Matt spends time at Oma's and Pops' Dec 19,20,21,22 Ben there a couple of days as well after school
Matt, Ben & Lucien Dec 23
Matt, Ben and Lucien at Oma and Pops on Dec 23 for tree decorating, cookies et al
Ben and Matt Jan 3-4/17
Ben and Matt spend 2 days at Oma's and Pop's while Mom and Dad are at work.
170129 Chinese New Years
170110 Matt at Oma and Pops
PA Day Activities, Jan 30/17
Ben and Lucien at Oma's and Pop's, at the Kids Museum and Buffet des Contients for lunch
170217 Ben and Matt Mud Lake walk
Ben, Matt, Oma and Pops go for a walk. (No one was around to take a picture of Pops feeding the Downy Woodpecker 😢)
170218 Matt Birthday
Matt 3rd Birthday
170402 Ben Lucien Spring Fun
Ben and Lucien's visit to two sugar bushes and an Alpaca and Llama afrm
170423 Matt and Ben stroll the path at Mud Lake
Matt and Ben stroll and splash through the puddles on the pathway.
170507 Ben's Birthday
May 7, 2017 Ben's 7th birthday party
170624 Ben Matt Lucien at Mooney's Bay
Ben, Matt and Lucien at Mooney's Bay Playground
170630 Matt and Ben Mud Lake
Ben and Matt with Oma and Pops at Mud Lake on a dreary morning
170708 Ben Soccer Tournament
Ben playing in one game at soccer tournament at Brewer Park
170721 Lucien, Ben and Matt at Round Lake Cottage et al
A few shots before the cottage and a few shots after the cottage.
170806 Ben, Matt and cousins: Lac Simon & Lac Viceroy
QQ, YY, Ben, Matt et al first day at the cottage
170816 Ben, Matt in Smith Falls
A visit to the Railway Museum, the Rideau Canal Museum and a set of locks on the canal
170819 Saunders Farm 5K Inflatable Run
Selected shots of Ben, Lucien, Becka and Ruby in a 5K Inflatable run.
170916 Ben and Matt picking apples
Mountain Orchards, just east of Kemptville
171006 Ben, Matt, Lucien spend a few hours with Oma and Pops
Hog's Back, Mooney's Bay and Pumpkin Inferno
171015 Weekend activities Lucien, Ben, Matt
Lego etc construction, Hot Wheels at the Museum of History
2017 Christmas tree and cookie decorating
Lucien, Ben and Matt decorating the Christmas tree, gingerbread houses and cookies and Oma's and Pop's
180126 Canal skate
180203 Parliament Hill skate Ben, Matt et al
180401 Portraits
180408 Ben and Matt at the sugar bushes
Visit to Red Dog Farm, Fortune Farms and the ice scream shop
180505 Ben Birthday Party
Soccer game et al at Ben's 8th birthday
180512 At Dow's Lake
Tulip time at Dow's Lake on Mother's Day
180608 Skywood Eco Adventures
Oma's and Pops' pics of Lucien and Ben at the Discovery Adventure course.
180710-13 Lucien, Ben, Matt
Lucien, Ben and Matt hang out with Oma and Pops and hit the Rideau River canoeing, Granby Amazoo and the Science and Tech Museum in Ottawa
180716-18 Ben and Matt
Ben and Matt's extended visit to Oma and Pop's.
180805 Ben, Matt and friends at cottage
July 5/18 at Lac Hughes
180820 Ben&Matt squirrels, chipmunks, ducks, chickadee,
Mud Lake, Andy Haydon Park
180916 Mud Lake
Ben and chickadee
181007 Family Photos
Selected Williams Family pics taken at Oma's and Pop's
181118 Mooney's Bay Tobaggan
Matt, Ben and friends at Mooney's Bay for early winter fun and games
181123 Matt, Lucien and Ben on a PD day
Lucien, Matt and Ben spend the day at Oma and Pop's.
181220 Ben School concert
181223, 24 Ben and Matt at Oma and Pops
181225 Ben Matt
Christmas morning at Iona Street
190101 & 25 Ben and Matt activities at Oma and Pops
190217 Matt's birthday cake etc
190727 Lucien Norcan Lake
Selected pics from a week at the cottage with Oma and Pops
190727 Ben and Matt Norcan Lake
Selected pics from activities at Cottage, 2019
190805 Petit Lac Hughes
Action at the cottage in Otter Lake
190908 Ben Matt Soccer
First game of soccer at Sept 8 tournament at Letrim Field
191011 Matt and Ben Playground and Mud Lake
191027 Annual Pumpkin Carving at Ben and Matt's
200124 Mud Lake PD Day
Ben and Matt with Oma and Pops. Two plus hours at Mud Lake
Solera Golf Ann
Ann, shots from Solera Golf Day, June 26,2010
Solera Golf Kathleen
Kathleen, Pictures from Solera Golf day, June 26, 2010
Solera Golf Kam
Kam, Solera Golf Day, June 26, 2010
Canada Day 2010
Ottawa, July 1st, 2010
Round Lake, July 12, 2010
Heard Family gathering at the cottage. July 12, 2010
Benefit Concert Aug 27, 2010
Benefit Concert Aug 27, 2010
South African Birds in the Wild
Photos of wild birds taken while in South Africa July-Sept 2007. Some pictures are not tack sharp, but have been retained as "record" shots.
South African Captive Birds
South African Captive Birds photographed mainly at World of Birds in Capetown
East African birds
Photographed in Tanzania in Feb 2007. Not all pictures are tack sharp, but have been included for record purposes
East Africa Mammals
Selected pictures from Feb, 2007 safari in Tanzania
South African Mammals - The Cats
Slected pictures of some of the "cats" in South Africa
South African Mammals - Lion Kills
Some pictures taken of lions and their kills. A few might be considered graphic
South African Mammals - Jackals and Hyenas
Selected shots of hyenas and jackals
South African Mammals - antelopes, Giraffe etc
Selected pictures of various antelope and larger mammals
South African Mammals - Elephants, hippo, rhino
Selected pictures of larger African animals
South African Mammals - monkeys
Selected pictures of monkeys in the wild of South Africa
South African Mammals - smaller and misc
Selected pictures of "other" animals
African reptiles
Reptiles photographed in Tanzania (and South Africa to come)
Costa Rican Birds
A few birds that were photographed in Costa Rica during a three week trip.
Map: (North)Eastern South America, Mar/April 2010
Map for (North)Eastern South America, 43 days on the ship Mar/April 2010. Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, back to Rio, up and back the Amazon River, through the Caribbean to Fort Lauderdale and on to New York City. An interesting cruise, but not without its issues.... In most cities we were constantly watching our backs for potential crime which we were reminded of by ship staff and others before we left home. We left our DSLRs on the ship and took our smaller "point and shoot" cameras, but even then police and citizens stopped us and told us to put our cameras away because of the risk. Unlike all other countries we have cruised to, Brazil made a point of demonstrating their "power" and delayed us getting off the ship in many of their ports.
Another Dirty City, Mar/April 2010
Another dirty city. Mar/April 2010. (North)eastern South America Cruise. While it might not be fair, the large cities, particularly in Brazil, struck us as being quite dirty. In many locations we were constantly watching our backs for potential crime which we were constantly reminded of by ship staff and others before we left home.
But not all were dirty,NE South America 03/04 2010
But not all were dirty, NE South America 03/04 2010. Some of the smaller cities, and locations within the larger cities, were quite nice.
Montevideo, Uruguay, Mar 17, 2010
Montevideo, Uruguay, Mar 17, 2010. Our research had indicated that this was a great city to visit, but when we arrived we were handed a map by the local authorities and told to STAY ON the streets as marked. The streets as marked were less than appealing. They had police stationed on every corner of the first part of the route. The return route was dismal and had no police in evidence. After being warned by locals, we quickly went back the way we came. The central part was quite nice looking. The police, carrying automatic weapons, frequently traveled in groups of 2-3 with a dog.
Buenos Aires, Mar 18-19, 2010
Buenos Aires, March 18-19, 2010. We had an overnight in Buenos Airies which gave us more time to see things in this very large busy city
Rio de Janerio, Brazil. March 11 and 17, 2010
Rio de Janerio, Brazil. March 11 and 17, 2010. We had one full day in the city before our cruise ship left and had a second day when the ship returned before it continued north. We hired different local guides for each day to see the city. Both guides were very knowledgable, but very cautious as to where they woudl take us and what cameras we could use. They much preferred we use our "point and shoots" vs the dSLRs due to the crime.
Amazon River, April 4-12, 2010
Amazon River, April 4-12, 2010. The ship sailed 700 miles up the river to Manaus. A large city with a population of over 2,000,000. Cruise ships can go up the Amazon only when the river is high and then only ships drawing less than 30 feet. The river is wide at its mouth and the narrows down somewhat. There are villages and cities along the shoreline.
Manaus, Brazil. April 9-10, 2010
Manaus, Brazil. April 9-10, 2010. This is the farthest up river the ship went. It is a large city with a population over 2,000,000. Upstream some 700 miles from the Atlantic. We opted for nature oriented excursions and did not spent time in the city (or at its world-class Opera House)
The "Meeting of the Waters". Manaus. Apr 10, 2010
The "Meeting of the Waters". Manaus. Apr 10, 2010. The confluence between the Rio Negro, a river with dark (almost black coloured) water, and the sandy-coloured Amazon River or Rio Solimões, as it is known the upper section of the Amazon in Brazil. For 6 km (3.7 mi) the river's waters run side by side without mixing. This phenomenon is due to the differences in temperature, speed and water density of the two rivers. The Rio Negro flows at near 2 km per hour at a temperature of 28°C, while the Rio Solimões flows between 4 to 6 km per hour a temperature of 22°C
Boca de Valeria, Brazil. April 8, 2010
Boca de Valeria, Brazil. April 8, 2010. A native village of about 150 being visited by a cruise ship with 1200 passengers. A few other natives from nearby drop in as well. The kids get dressed up and parade their pets for photographers (one of the few places in Barzil where we heard any English: "One dollar"). Other kids grab visitors by the hand and guide them around. (hoping for some $$ too) The men bring their boats and offer rides up the small tributary.
Crossing the equator. April 13, 2010
Crossing the equator. April 13, 2010. The ceremony of Crossing the Line is an initiation rite in the Royal Navy, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and other navies that commemorates a sailor's first crossing of the Equator. Sailors who have already crossed the Equator are nicknamed (Trusty) Shellbacks, often referred to as Sons of Neptune; those who have not are nicknamed (Slimy) Pollywogs. In our case, the passengers were not subjected to "indignities", but the crew is. Crew members who had not crossed the equator before (Pollywogs) were assembled by Shellbacks and had to appear before Neptune and the ship's officers. A fun time had by all
South America Misc - transport
South America Misc - transport. Various modes of more "unique" transport seen during our travels
South America Misc - Nature
South America Misc - Nature. A few pictures of "nature" that did not make the cut elsewhere in the albums. No decent pictures of the pink dolphins unfortunately. They just did not show themselves very often
South America Misc - People
South America Misc - People. Pictures that did not fit other albums
South America Misc - a very few signs
South America Misc - a very few signs. The "$$" are for Uruguay pesos, which are 20 to the Canadian $$
South America Misc - a few urban architecture pics
South America Misc - a few urban architecture pictures.
South America Misc - church interior, sculptures
South America Misc - church interior, sculptures
South America Misc - selected port cranes
South America Misc - selected port cranes. In many ports (large and small) the ship docks at a working port
South America Misc - few pics from two excursions
South America Misc - few pics from two excursions in addition to what is in the other the other albums. These were ship organized shore excursions
Devil's Island, French Guiana, April 15
Devil's Island, French Guiana, April 15. We had been at sea for two days, with little opportunity to stop elsewhere for the next few days, so we dropped anchor and tendered into Devil's Island, a French penal colony that was active until 1952.
Bridgetown, Barbados April 17, 2010
Bridgetown, Barbados April 17, 2010. A leisurely walk around town
Roseau, Dominica. April 18, 2010
Roseau, Dominica. April 18, 2010. Another leisurely stroll around town
Roadtown, Tortola, BVI. April 19, 2010
Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. April 19, 2010. Again another relaxed stroll around the town.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. April 21, 2010
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. April 21, 2010. Holland America's private Island. This was our second visit. (Well someone has to go!!!)
Fort Lauderdale, April 22, 2010
Fort Lauderdale, April 22, 2010. A walk around a few areas in town
New York, New York. April 22, 2010
New York, New York. April 22, 2010 Arriving in the rain. We walked off the ship shortly after it docked, took a cab to the airport and were sitting in our home in Ottawa by 2pm
Georgetown, Cayman Islands Dec, 2010
Georgetown, Cayman Islands Dec, 2010. Visit by cruise ship. The wind was too strong for ship to stop by town, so it anchored in a protected bay behind town and we took a bus to town. There was not much to see in town. Some people rented cars and drove around more of the Island.
Cartagena Colombia Dec 2010
Dec 2010 Cartagena Colombia
Colon Panama Dec 2010
Dec 2010 Colon Panama
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Dec 2010
Dec 2010 Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. While in Costa Rica in 2007 for 3+ weeks we had a fascinating encounter with a mother sloth and her infant in the wild. This one day visit saw us at the world famous SLoth Recovery Centre.
Roatan, Honduras. Dec 2010
Roatan, Honduras. Dec 2010. Our one day in port (via cruise ship) was spent at a local nature park.
Cozumel, Mexico Dec 2010
Cozumel, Mexico Dec 2010. One day visit via cruise ship. We spent the day at Xcaret Park in Playa del Carmen
Singapore to Vancouver Cruise
April 11 to May 18, 2011 35 day cruise on Holland America 28 albums follow.
Singapore April 11, 2011
Chinatown, Little India: temple. markets etc
Singapore April 12, 2011 (Zoo)
Singapore April 12, 2011 (Zoo)
Singapore April 13, 2011 (Bird Park & Clark Quay)
Singapore April 13, 2011 Jurong Bird Park & Clark Quay area
Singapore April 14, 2011
Singapore April 14, 2011 Misc shots during last morning
Ko Samui, Thailand April 15, 2011
Ko Samui, Thailand April 15, 2011. An island off the coast of Thailand
Bangkok, April 17, 2011
Bangkok, April 17, 2011. Temples, temples and more temples. Their temples mean a lot to the Thais, and while our guide took us to several others places, it was hard to convince her we didn't want to see more temples. Central Bangkok is 30-45 minutes from the dock
Bangkok, April 18, 2011
Bangkok, April 18, 2011. Visit to Nong Nooch Cultural Village and drive through New Year's celebration water fights
Sihanoukville, Cambodia April 19, 2011
Sihanoukville, Cambodia April 19, 2011. Motorcycles, tuk tuks, a few beaches and a very filthy market.
Nha Trang, Viet Nam, April 21, 2011
Nha Trang, Viet Nam, April 21, 2011. We had an excellent day with a private car, guide and driver. (That's why there are so many pictures)
Hong Kong April 23, 2011
Hong Kong April 23, 2011, Day one of our visit with personal guides:Ruby and her father
Hong Kong April 24, 2011
Hong Kong April 24, 2011. Visit to Kowloon Park, the Peak and a walk around the ship port area
Shanghai, April 27, 2011
Shanghai, April 27, 2011. Day 1 of 2. Visit to Suzhou, Grand Canal, People's Square and The Bund. We had a private car, driver and tour guide, but it didn't work out as well as hoped.
Shanghai, April 28, 2011
Shanghai, April 28, 2011. Day 2 of 2. A walk over to The Bund and then over to the Pudong District. Sail out at dusk
Nagasaki, April 30, 2011
Nagasaki, April 30, 2011. A walk around the central area including temples and Chinatown. The Atomic Bomb Museum and monuments were somewhat further away.
Kobe, Japan. May 2, 2011
Kobe, Japan. May 2, 2011. Our second and last Japanese port. We were to stop at 5 Japanese ports, but the tsunami, which happened about 6 weeks before we left, changed all that.
Sea of Japan, May 3, 2011
Sea of Japan, May 3, 2011, After leaving Kobe we headed to Busan South Korea through the Sea of Japan
Busan, South Korea, May 5, 2011
Busan, South Korea, May 5, 2011. This was one of the substitute ports for the cancelled Japan ports. Busan was very nice, clean and seemed very liveable.
Vladivostock, Russia May 6, 2011
Vladivostok, Russia May 6, 2011. A dull dreary day. Visits to a school for the performing arts and to a (upscale) family, plus a walk around town. There is only rail, air and ship service to the city. No roads. Population is approx 600,000
At sea, Off Russian east coast, May 7 and 8, 2011
At sea, Off Russian east coast, May 7 and 8, 2011. Stromy weather between Vladivstock and Petropavlovsk
Petropavlovsk, Russia May 10, 2011
Petropavlovsk, Russia May 10, 2011. Another dull cold day in a forlorn/decrepit place. City (population approx 200,000) has only been open to visitors for a few years as it is a submarine base. There are no roads into town. Only airport and ships.
Storm in the Bering Sea, May 11, 2011
Three day storm in the Bering Sea, May 11, 2011. Three days of cold and wind. Temperature 1°C (33°F), winds up to 110kph (70mph), wave height up to 9 metres (30 feet). We weren't allowed out on deck (as if we would want to !)
Behind the Scenes on the ship, May 13, 2011
Behind the Scenes on the ship, May 13, 2011. An "at sea day" tour behind the scenes on deck 2. (Plus a puffin)
Kodiak, Alaska May 14, 2011
Kodiak, Alaska May 14, 2011, late spring-like weather, fishing industry and bald eagles. A nice change from the two Russian ports and the days at sea.
late night Dessert Buffet, May 15
Late night Dessert Buffet, May 15. Someone has to eat it !!!
Sitka, Alaska May 16, 2011
Sitka, Alaska May 16, 2011. A visit to the Raptor Centre, the totem poles and sail-away views
Inside Passage, May 17, 2011
Inside Passage, May 17, 2011. Ship cruised between Vancouver Island and the mainland (although much of the narrower part was at night)
Vancouver, May 18, 2011
Vancouver, May 18, 2011. Arrive at sunrise, skyline shots, walk around, Chinatown. We had about 3 hours before we had to leave for our flight home
Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Map) Oct 2011
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Map) Oct 15-28.
Montreal - Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Montreal) We boarded the ship there, didn't do any walking around town as we had been there many times before.
Quebec City Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Quebec City) Rained off and on. Just strolled around old city.
Saguenay Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Saguenay) Sailed up the Saguenay River (a fijord) in the early morning hours missed the whales in the dark. The port gets 18-20 ships per year, we rec'd a great welcome.
Baie Comeau Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Baie Comeau) A small paper mill town. Just strolled around.
Gaspé Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Gaspé) A stroll around town, then sailed by Percé rock
Charlottetown Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Charlottetown) A wet walk around town in the rain and wind
Sydney NS Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Sydney) Another stroll around town
Halifax Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Halifax) A walk around town in the sunshine
Saint John Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Saint John) A walk around town on a very quiet Sunday. Very few stores etc were open.
Bar Habor Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale
Oct 2011 Montreal - Ft Lauderdale (Bar Habor, Maine) Tendered into to port. Second cruise ship in that day. Stores were closing up in two days after last cruise ship comes in.
Lantern festival, Montreal Oct 2011
Chinese Lantern festival, Montreal Botanical Gardens, Oct 2011
West coast trip 2012 - Train
selections from train trip Ottawa to Vancouver. three and a half days
West coast trip 2012 -Vancouver
A day and half visit to Vancouver. Have been there many times, so just visited Granville Island and a small portion of Stanley Park this time To view the images full screen, double click on an image and then use the arrows. Set size, bottom left, to extra large, except the first one set to original and scroll across the panorama
West coast trip 2012 -Juneau Alaska
Rainy afternoon spent in Juneau Alaska. No tours, just walked around central area in the rain
West coast trip 2012 -Skagway Alaska
A fairly sunny, but cool day, a nice change from rain. No excursions, just a walk around the small town
West coast trip 2012 - Glacier Bay Alaska
6 hour cruise into Glacier Bay. Unfortunately the clouds were down very low and it was raining and then snowed for about an hour. The US Park Ranger commented that she had never seen a day like it this far into the year.
West coast trip 2012 - Ketchikan Alaska
A rainy day in Ketchikan. Took free shuttle bus to Eagle Recovery Centre/Fish Hatchery, then Totem Heritage Centre followed by a wet walk along Creek STreet
West coast trip 2012 -Inside Passage
We did the inside passage in 2011 returning from Singapore, so far fewer pictures were taken this year. In both cases we had a sunny day with intermittent clouds.
West coast trip 2012 -Parksville area
Visits to several areas around Parksville: - World Parrot refuge ( a refuge for over 800 former parrot pets) - Morning Star Farm (farm that produces, cheese, wines) - Wildlife Recovery Centre (Mainly raptors) - Cathedral Grove Forest (a preserved old growth forest) -Little Qualicum Falls (A series of waterfalls on a river running through a small gorge)
West coast trip 2012 -Ucluelet, Tofino environs
Pictures from: Ucluelet - where we stayed Tofino - the town at the other end of Pacific Rim Park Pacific Rim Park - A National Park Reserve, not officially a park yet as Native land claims still under negotiation.