6 days agoby nqt_stephenThis is what two vancouverites look like when we finally have a sunny winter day. Note our pallid smiles. Snowshoeing in Sechelt, Sunshine Coast.
6 months agoby nqt_stephenBeep beep, Ciao Ciao, dov' e il vino?
6 months agoby nqt_stephenKayaking to our campsite along the Indian Arm
1 year agoby nqt_stephenChristina and her favourite polar bear in a surprise Vancouver snow dump
1 year agoby nqt_stephenWhat do you call a pirate who has 2 eyes, 2 arms and 2 legs? Bah! Just a beginner... And that's how you start a new job on Halloween. Arrr! Anyone for a chocolate eyeball?
2 years agoby nqt_stephenSummertime in Canadia by Garibaldi Glacier.
2 years agoby nqt_stephenTaking advantage of the nearby mountains
2 years agoby nqt_stephenMagnolia are close behind the cherry trees in BC with their giant buds showing some colour now. Spring has sprung!
2 years agoby nqt_stephenEvidence that American politics is starting to affect the Canadian psyche...
2 years agoby nqt_stephenTaking advantage of being 'out East' for the holidays
2 years agoby nqt_stephenPrioritizing on move-in day: Shaw came and installed our Internet within the first 2 hours, but we're still missing a few key things...
3 years agoby nqt_stephen3 days in and we've finally found the Rocky Mountains! We are sitting in the viewing car while Gabriel, a bilingual singer from Nova Scotia, sings us jazzy songs and people sway and drink beer. Apparently musicians get to ride for free in exchange for periodic performances. We think this is a great idea. The scenery continues to be stunning and we got to see bears!
3 years agoby nqt_stephenStephen dreaming of his new life as a canola farmer in Manitoba. Mostly because he thinks the colour palette suits him.
3 years agoby nqt_stephenOntario's boreal forest and quiet lakes from the sky dome car on Viarail on a perfect blue sky summer day. We've seen a moose and so many beaver dams I've lost count.
3 years agoby nqt_stephenI love trains. Five hours to Toronto, 3 days to Vancouver. A nice lady just brought me a chilled Canadian beer to go with the Ontario scenery whizzing past the window.
3 years agoby nqt_stephenPeru > Chile. After centuries of dispute about this iconic drink, our very own pisco sour verdict is in. With much diligent tasting of pisco sours in various regions of Chile (including a famous Chilean distillery), we found exactly none of Chile's sours to be as fundamentally agreeable as Peru's most pedestrian efforts. In further insult, every single Chilean effort was served in these tiny champagne flutes (they are very close to the camera). . Our final Chilean mockery was ordered after we had walked across Santiago on the specific recommendation that this particular bar really understood pisco sours. Pictured
3 years agoby nqt_stephenWe had heard the story several times before an excited viticulturalist pulled out this picture in a magazine. Many grape varietals died in the Great French Wine Blight in the 1800s, and some were not regrown. This nerdy looking French grape scientist was being shown around a field with two types of 'Merlot' grapes when he suddenly stopped and said something like "Sacre Bleu, zis is not Merlot!' He had rediscovered the Carmenere grape, one of the original six Bordeaux grapes, was happily growing in quantity in Chile. To this day Chile is the only place Carmenere is grown in
3 years agoby nqt_stephenChristina's evening birthday activity today will be a sunset horseback ride. We were walking along the beach yesterday when I spotted this one, just the perfect size for her!
3 years agoby nqt_stephenSomething of an upgrade from our usual digs for Christina's birthday. There are hammocks and a barbecue on the grass just outside, and I've noted that the bathroom is of approximately the same size as our room yesterday. I might just go and twirl around in it later.