Sizing up the vastness of this man-made lake at sunrise.
We came here to see the rare phenomena that this place is quite famous for but we were faced with something much more fascinating and terrifying at the same time. Failing to arrive to this unfamiliar place before sunset, we camped out in the dark not knowing what surrounded us. We could only see as far as our headlamps could reach but even so, everywhere we looked, every corner we shone our light on looked exactly the same. Snow white. Everything else apart from the dimly lit sky was swallowed by darkness. If you think that's eerie, add to your imagination the sound of the wind howling around us and the shaking car that served as our quarters, and that completes our experience that whole night. It was quite unsettling.
Upon waking up at dawn, relieved that the wind didn't blow the car with us in it over the cliff and down to the frozen lake, we excitedly got up to be greeted by this enormous landscape before us. It was otherworldly. The wind, still very present, looked much more enchanting in the morning than it felt at night. Looking at what's in front of me, for the first time, i felt like I was a part of something, a place, a world that lets me run wild with my feet unchained. And with the horizon so out of reach, I could just go with the wind, wherever and however long it takes me. Weightless. Unanchored. Free.
Got to visit the narrowest street in North America called Fan Tan Alley in Victoria, BC's Chinatown. There was a class trip there, in which the teacher told her kids, "It is gonna get REAL squishy in here." It feels only fitting to post this for the Chinese New Year. #yearofthedog
A humpback whale dives into the deep off Vancouver Island.
Individuals can be identified by the underside of their tail fluke, each one is unique just like your fingerprints!
The great blue icy Winter waters of Indian Cove. While many of the locals will say this is a tourist hot spot during Summer, during the Winter months the area turns into a different type of place. On a calm day, you’ll get perfect views of icy coves, rocky shorelines and a stillness like no other, especially when you have the entire area to yourself.