2013: Retrospective

It's the time of the year for recaps. I picked out a few (I'll use that word loosely) of my favourites from the year. I started this blog with no particular direction in mind. Just somewhere to collect and share the few adventures I get to go on when I am not working away. I am hoping for a few lifestyle changes this year. I need to mix it up a bit in 2014! Without further ado...

One of my favourite sets of photos to date. We drove to see the Cape St. Mary's Bird Sanctuary. The fog was so thick we wandered around in the roar of thousands of sea birds without seeing a single one.

This set was from a little stop in Blow Me Down

I never thought I would see the entire ocean frozen and it was so quiet and calm. Imagine living in that little house!

This photo always reminds me of the Wraiths from Lord of the Rings. Speaking of which we saw Hobbit 2 in 3D Imax..... AMAZING.

We had a lovely spring break in Canmore (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). One of my favourite towns in Alberta.

We also made a little trip down to Drumheller (1, 2). David loves to dig around for Dinosaur bones. Unfortunately the mosquitos were so bad we couldn't look around for too long!

We watched the sunset from a wheat field where the Prairies' meet the Rockies.

I took David to Frank Slide. He is a geology nut and I knew he would love to be able to root around through rocks from the top of a mountain. If you are ever in Southern Alberta, a drive through this area wouldn't go astray! To drive through boulders the size of houses never gets old for me!

We also made a day trip around Waterton on the Canada/US border. We hiked up Bear's Hump and enjoyed the view. Even met a little friend. The cold mountain air felt great in the summer heat.

We made our way to Newfoundland in July and made a quick stop at Cape Spear (1, 2, 3). The most easterly point of North America. I have a few posts from here as there was a lot to see!

We went on a lovely walk around North Twillingate Island

One of the highlights of our summer trip was gong to see Fogo Island (1, 2, 3). It was quite an amazing little island with some great sights. I still haven't posted all the photos from it!

We spent our summer days going from cove to cove around Twillingate.

I also got to see whales for the first time! There were no theatrics or breaching but the shear size was amazing!

After our Newfoundland trip real life got back on the go with harvesting the garden and canning it all up. We built a greenhouse and I had to work and work to pay for our year's adventures. Then the snow came and suddenly it's Christmas! Where did that come from! Happy New Year everyone!


  1. you see the most beautiful places... these photos are probably just a glimpse. Love them!

  2. Wow, 2013 was really good to you. :) You'v experienced and explored some of the most beautiful places in the world! If you're ever in my side of the world, we'd gotta grab coffee, chat and share exploration photos. :) Loved this, so much!

    Cheers to 2014!

  3. What an amazing world! These are such gorgeous shots :) You're so lucky that you get to travel! Thanks for sharing the amazing sites!

  4. Your photos are just amazing--every single one is totally frame-worthy. Love following along with your adventures!

  5. Gosh these pictures are amazing. I felt calmer just looking through them all. You certainly visited some gorgeous places.


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