Tag Archives: British Columbia

Relections on One Hundred Days

Today is my one hundredth day booze-free. The quit has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. And a lot better. My big takeaway: I like not drinking alcohol. I like being clear-headed all the time. I … Continue reading

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Spirit Bear

To atone for my earlier post snafu, I bring you one of my prize photographs from my trip to the Great Bear Rainforest in September 2013. The Great Bear Rainforest, in British Columbia, Canada, is one of the largest coastal … Continue reading

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Yin & Yang

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Celebration

Last night, I had trouble figuring out how to celebrate an achievement, if not with alcohol. Today, I bring you the kind of celebration I crave. Nature, celebrating itself.

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Waiting to Exhale

I posted a status on Facebook last night at around 8:30 pm: “Almost. Just a few more hours. I’m not going to say anything more, lest I jinx us.” Which apparently was enough to set off a giant sobbing jag. … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 4 Part Deux

Here we go, the next installment of my Great Bear Rainforest adventure. For those of you who missed it, the rainforest is located on Canada’s west coast (British Columbia) between the southern tip of Alaska and the north end of … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 4 Part 1

It’s time for my next installment of the Great Bear Rainforest Adventure. This day includes lots of fog and mist on the fjords, whales, sea planes, salmon fishing, seals, and eagles. As our journey progresses and I become more familiar … Continue reading

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Vanilla Yogurt and Greek Goddesses–Great Bear Rainforest Day 3

September 4, Wednesday Day 3 of my adventure was relatively uneventful. We left our anchorage somewhere on the southernmost tip of Alaska and motored until 4:00 p.m. to our destination–Prince Rupert Sound, British Columbia, where we would pass through customs … Continue reading

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Great Bear Rainforest Day 2

Journal entry for Day 2 of my Great Bear Rainforest adventure: September 3, 2013 Tuesday Crossing the Hardy Entrance I awoke to the sound of the engine starting. Last night, the cove in which we anchored was like glass, the pine-covered … Continue reading

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Ketchikan

I traveled from Austin to Ketchikan, Alaska today. 2400 miles. I had a stop in Seattle; a place I’d never been. Based on the view from above, Seattle is spectacular. I fantasized about relocating. A thing I often do when … Continue reading

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