Thursday, August 17, 2017

Diving The Malahat

The Malahat is the wreck of a very well know 5-masted schooner that rests in the water just off the breakwater at the Mill
logpond, and she has become a popular dive site. (There's info and a photo at her Wikipedia entry.)

These two young men were preparing to make the dive when I caught them on Tuesday.

As a dive site the Malahat gets great reviews - while there may not be a lot of her left, apparently
the marine life around her is something to see.

Not only is he carrying all that heavy gear, he's carrying an extra 42 pounds of lead weight to
counteract the buoyancy of all that gear once he's in the water. 

One last check on that Nikon in it's waterproof housing.

And off they go to check out the Malahat.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cranberry Lake 75 At Lindsay Park

Cranberry Lake, one of the 4 small communities that form Powell River, was incorporated as a village
75 years ago, and celebrations were held Sunday at several venues to commemorate the event. At
Lindsay Park there was entertainment ...

... lots of people milling around, gossiping and catching up ...

... and the Rotary Club grilled lots of dogs and flipped many burgers.

You could get your photo taken by a volunteer using your smart phone ...

... or you might even have had your photo taken by the Powell River Peak photog,
here sporting his Sony α7.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Zunga Juice

We don't have much choice in the way of food carts in our little city - this is one of the very few and
it's parked by the harbour wharfinger's office, where he can serve the South Harbour, the
walkers on the Seawalk and the folks waiting for the ferry.
Besides the smoothies and juice, they offer tacos and quesadillas and the like.

And much as I dislike those ubiquitous phones, I guess if he's mobile, he needs a mobile phone.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Blackberry Season

Our Blackberry Festival is on this week, the berries are out in abundance. And as
any experienced picker knows, if you own an old pair of coveralls, that's
what you wear to get into those hard-to-reach spots where the best berries are.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Curious George

 On the Seawalk yesterday with my gear when this little guy just had to stop and check me out.
I can't believe something this cute has never seen a camera before, so I assumed it was
posing for a photo. I obliged.



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Merlin

From the archives: this photo is dated August 2010, and though that's a few years back,
it seems like yesterday. I was out doing what I do with my camera, and made a stop
at Parson's Park on Cranberry Lake, where I spotted this fellow. But no long lens.
The next day, by chance, I was there again, but again, no long lens. The 3rd day,
against the odds, I went back with the long lens, and my bird was still there. And
this is still my best Merlin shot to date.

Friday, August 11, 2017

SAR "Buffalo"

While one might think this is a shot of a Search and Rescue "Buffalo" in all the recent smoke we've been dealing
with, these were actually taken 2 weeks ago, before the smoke hit us, and that's just a normal cloud this
plane is breaking through.

These planes are regulars here, they come over from Comox on there practice runs. They are big and they are noisy.