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Day 1: Fife Coastal Path

By / May 20, 2014

My first day in Saint Andrews was full of fun. My sister had one final left to pass, so while she was testing I took off on a jaunt along the Fife Coastal Path (Map).  I started in Saint Andrews (point 79) and ended up walking about 3 miles east past rocky beaches, golf courses, […]

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Flight to Fife

By / May 19, 2014

So I’m in now in Scotland. My flight from Vancouver to Edinburgh was pretty uneventful but did include some neat images.  I always forget there is no filter quite like the window of an airplane. The view while taking off from YVR (Vancouver airport) is one of the best I’ve seen from an airport.  This […]

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Scotland: An Island Tale

By / May 17, 2014

In a few hours I leave North America for the first time since 2012.  Just like last time I’m headed for Scotland.  Unlike last time I’m not there to help my sister move to a new country., it’s all fun and games.  By now my sister will know (or at least should know) everything there […]

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Defying Mount Defiance

By / May 13, 2014

This week’s weather has been superb! Since Sunday the highs have been in the mid eighties, so I figured it was a great opportunity for the first long alpine hike of the season. Mount Defiance‘s 11 mile trek beckoned, but it was not to be. We ended up doing almost 10 miles on the ridges, […]

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Awash on Mt. Washington

By / May 5, 2014

Once again the week was beautiful, but the weekend weather was not. The trailhead for the Mount Washington trail is in Olallie State Park, about a half mile east from where I turned around on the Iron Horse trail last weekend.  The Washington Trail Association page for the hike says it is five miles round trip, but […]

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Photo of the Month: April 2014

By / May 1, 2014

Yet again, picking just one pictures of the 470 taken in April proved to be extremely difficult.  So difficult that this week I’m going to provide links to my top seven. Here is my list of favourites… 7. Spring Hills taken 19 April 6. Flowerbed taken 12 April 5. Cloudbeam taken 25 April 4. Cloudy Peak […]

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Riding the Iron Horse Trail

By / April 29, 2014

I took 90 pictures on Sunday’s hike along a converted railway line, so this post will be largely photo based. The appropriately named Iron Horse Trail travels through (and under) the Cascades and ends in Eastern Washington.  In my research I learned there is a 2.3 mile long tunnel under Snoqualmie Pass that you can […]

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Surprises on Squak Mountain

By / April 24, 2014

A few weekends ago one of my old roommates from Bellingham came down to visit the Kirkland area and we decided to hike up Squak Mountain in the Issaquah Alps.  This marks the fourth of five main mountains I have now gone hiked on/around in the range, but after making it to the top I […]

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On the unexpected…

By / April 18, 2014

You never know what you might stumble upon, even in normal everyday activities.  That is the main reason I almost always have a camera on my person.  Today my dad was in Seattle giving a talk at the University of Washington about geothermal energy.  I left work early to make it there on time, but as […]

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On Opening Day…

By / April 5, 2014

The MLB season opened last week, so I thought I’d share some pictures I took at the last professional game I attended.  Baseball was the first sport I fell in love with as a child, and is still dear to me today even if other sports (soccer) have since passed it as my favourite.  Some […]

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