Squamish is a small town about an hour north of Vancouver, and 20 minutes from Whistler. It is located on the tip of Howe Sound, surrounded by granite mountains and within a temperate rainforest. The people of Squamish are incredibly fit-looking outdoors enthusiasts, and most 4x4 vehicles seen around are fitted with bike racks and/or … Continue reading Squamish

Orcas, Seals and Sasquatch?

It was only when we were on the forest trail in Squamish that I noticed the signs about Sasquatch. Apparently I was hiking in the valley where he is rumoured to live, and so there were signs providing information and histories of sightings. I had a list of things I wanted to see when I … Continue reading Orcas, Seals and Sasquatch?

Sea Plane to Gabriola Island

I left Vancouver as the co-pilot on a sea plane - just in case I was needed... and skidded down 15 minutes later in the harbour of Silva Bay, Gabriola Island in a wash of sea water as the plane taxied in to the dock. As I was seated next to the pilot for the flight, I had … Continue reading Sea Plane to Gabriola Island

Vancouver & Culture Shock

I left for the Mexico City airport at 3am, taxiing through a downpour to the airport, sitting in the front with my bag on my lap and hoping I had remembered all my stuff. It felt weird to think this would be the last time I would be in Mexico for quite some time. I … Continue reading Vancouver & Culture Shock