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Photographer's Ephemeris

Photography: 10 Camera Set-Up and Planning Tips

Summer presents us with some great photography opportunities with more light, longer days and clear summer skies. So with that in mind, I’m sharing some camera set-up and planning tips to help improve your photography skills not only for summer, but year round. What are some of the things you ...

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How to make a Snake Bite

Cocktail: How to Make a Snake Bite

It’s full on summer here in the Cowichan Valley, and that means that it’s time to pour some refreshing summertime cocktails! So today I’ll be sharing with you how to make a Snake Bite. Snake Bite Ingredients: (makes 2 drinks) A Snake Bite is ridiculously easy to make: Half beer, half ...

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The Forest of Cumberland

Community: Cumberland Community Forest Society

Last week I drove up to Cumberland, BC for the first time and I heard about the remarkable initiative of the Cumberland Community Forest Society. The Cumberland Community Forest Society is a group of residents from the Cumberland community dedicated to preserving the forest around Cumberland from Comox Lake to Trent River. The forest ...

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Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island

Day Trip: Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island

One of Vancouver Island’s truly unique beach experiences is Botanical Beach, near Port Renfrew in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. Botanical Beach is about a three-hour drive from either Victoria (via Sooke) or Nanaimo (via Lake Cowichan), so make sure you head out early to give yourself plenty of time to ...

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Pitcher of White Sangria

Cocktail: Tropical White Sangria

With summer around the corner I’m finding any excuse to hit the sun deck to soak up some vitamin D. So earlier this week I invited my girls to come over for a BBQ to test out a new tropical white sangria recipe. It turned out so delicious, that I wanted to share. So without further ado… ...

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Maya Angelou - Dreams Quote

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)

There are countless inspiring Maya Angelou quotes. This one spoke to me this morning when I heard of her passing. Rest in peace, Dr. Maya Angelou. Your life and words will continue to inspire far beyond your mortal days. “A person is the product of their dreams. So make sure to ...

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Climbing Rocks at Sandcut Beach

Day Trip: Sandcut Beach on Vancouver Island

How to Get to Sandcut Beach Sandcut Beach is one of my favourite day trips along Vancouver Island’s southern west coast. It is situated between French Beach Provincial Park and Jordan River, about 30 kilometres west of Sooke along the Juan de Fuca Highway. Access to the beach is easy to find with a gravel ...

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Day Trip: French Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island

French Beach Provincial Park is located on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island on the Straight of Juan de Fuca. It’s a great day trip or weekend camping getaway, and is only about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Victoria on Highway 14. French Beach Provincial Park Facilities Not only does ...

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Welcome to Protection Island

Day Trip: Exploring Protection Island

Since moving back to Vancouver Island, I’ve done my best to follow through on my promise to myself to explore a new place or try something new at least once a week. This week was no exception and when I unexpectedly ended up exploring Protection Island, just off Nanaimo, BC. ...

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Sanur, Bali

Bali Dive Guide Featuring My Photos!

Are you a scuba diver? Are you planning to dive in Bali? You need the Bali Dive Guide from DIVEmApps! DIVEmApps recently released the Bali Dive Guide featuring photos from my travels in Bali! (Yay!) The guide is built by divers for divers and gives you access to information about ...

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