Thursday, August 22, 2013

Northern Coastline

Here’s a photo I took from the bridge wing of HMCS Edmonton when I was on my MARS IV sea phase.  I can’t remember exactly where we were when I took this, but it was in the general area of the Queen Charlotte Islands and the ‘panhandle’ of Alaska where it comes down the BC coast.  Regardless, I snapped it with my point-and-shoot Nikon L18 camera, and it came out beautifully.

Photo: (c) Rowan Wilson

Just wanted to share that with everyone.  Maybe I’ll dig through the archives a bit more for some more interesting photos from my travels.

I do love going to sea.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back from vacation

Whew.  Back from a trip back east to visit my parents.  The timing came up last minute, so we jumped on it, which is why posts have been sparse for the last two weeks.  The joys of mobilizing when your boss will be away and you have to get leave passes signed in a day, then make flights, then plan cat care, etc.

Anyway, much fun was had by all, especially the kids who haven't seen my parents' place in Quebec yet.  It's a house on the lake in the near north, and it's beautiful.  I'll get some pics up later.

Despite taking my computer, I must admit I did no writing.  I haven't seen my parents together in about five years.  While I love the west coast, it is far from them.  They've been out individually since then, once to look after the kids while we were in England, and my dad got to go on a tiger cruise aboard ship, but it was nice to have my side of the family all together.

Now it's back to the grindstone, both at the day job and writing.