After a week in Melbourne, this four day road trip was the sixth leg of our 2020 Australia trip. Copious wildlife and epic scenery were the order of the day. Whereas getting out of Canberra for Melbourne couldn’t happen fast enough, I was almost reticent to leave the latter for this four day roadie. It […]
2020: The COVID-shortened year of travel that really wasn’t … We got through an abridged version of our first trip to Australia and Asia before our government ordered everyone home. This post highlights our four night stay in the national capital of Canberra. Overall Impressions I’ll say upfront that Canberra was our least-favourite stop on […]
A little under a year ago we moved across the Strait of Georgia to live in Victoria, ostensibly permanently. Then, on October 15th, my wife was informed that she could apply for a new job or take a package and leave her company. It didn’t take her long to choose option B, leaving her employer of 22 years behind by December 31st at the latest. Suddenly, my wife would be unemployed as of the new year, our rental lease was up January 31st, we hadn’t bought a place yet, and I’ve extended my Vancouver job leave by another year. We’re travelling!
Cropping ears and docking tails is not only unnecessary for a dog’s health, but may even put them in danger. This Cane Corso appeared in my Instagram feed a few weeks ago because I follow the #dogsofinstagram hashtag. Whomever posted it asked for comments to caption the photo. My response was something to the effect […]
Philosophy: the beliefs you have about how you should behave in particular situations in life. I’ve tried to live with a few simple guidelines for some time now. I’m not really one for manifestos or rigid creeds, but recently I’ve been trying to think of my values in terms of a simply stated philosophy. A […]