Planning for 2019 – my goals

So as 2018 comes to an end I am planning what goals I want for the next year. I have the same general items for each year that I am in business … Improve my photography Keep my website & blog up to date Improve print quality and types of prints offered Add more courses … Read more

Cold Weather Camping

I hear from many people that say you cannot enjoy cold weather camping. Well I am here to say yes you can. You do need to make a few preparations when it turns cold but it is possible. You really do not need to put your campers and camping supplies away come September like so … Read more

Full moon on the rise

Headed out to shoot the (almost) full moon rising tonight. I thought that the cloud in the distance was too thick to get the moon coming out of the horizon. I was surprised to see the moon right on time. For shots like this a really cold night generally gives less distortion. But I can … Read more

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Went for a drive on Saturday October 6, 2018 and found these guys in the Castle Wilderness area. Kind of rude as I invited them home for Thanksgiving Dinner and all they did was walk away. Wild Turkey’s have been on my bucket list for years. I see them a lot but they do not … Read more

Writing on Stone

An afternoon trip to Writing on Stone this past weekend. It was overcast and cool but the colors were amazing!!! Love this park when it is not unbearably hot! Surprisingly there were a lot of people camping considering the weather was cool and damp.  But as usual as soon as you walk a few feet … Read more

My photographic bucket list – The Marmot

The Yellow-bellied Marmot another subject on my bucket list

Marmot on the look out
Marmot on the look out

I have never written down a bucket list but I do have one or should I say two. Today I found something on one of those lists – a Yellow-bellied Marmot. Some days they seem to get longer as I hear of new subjects that I would like to shoot.  The reason that I have two bucket lists is that one list I try to keep realistic. Items on that list are accessible to me in western Canada, like the Yellow-bellied Marmot. On the second list I have items that are crazier like a lion in Africa, Penguins, Tigers, etc.

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Learning – White Turtle III

Learning, Learning & Learning

White Turtle III - Learning as I go!
White Turtle III – Inside, Learning as I go!

I have been learning a lot with the build of my van……… it has been a lot of fun, a challenge and I have to say again FUN!!!  I love learning new things and building the van has really challenged me to learn. Looking at the van today I am 100% done with the functional part of the build. I could leave tomorrow and drive anyplace in the world and the van would do what I want it to.

What I want from the van

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More finishing – White Turtle III

Finishing the small things

So doing the initial build was easy, but I am still doing the little finishing that needs to be done.  As mentioned before I hate to preplan the build to far in advance as things seem to change as the build progresses.  So I had a pile of small finishing projects to work on that I managed to get done over the past week.

Several little projects are now done……

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Van Electrical Part 2 & more – White Turtle III

Continued from Part 1 – Read Part 1

Electrical Part 2

Van electrical Part 2

Once the wiring was done to get a basic van electrical system running from the van battery to the new house battery it was time to hook up the accessories to run the van’s electrical appliances.  I was doing this work to power the fridge and the Espar heater now and for some lights and a fan later on.

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Electrical Part 1 – White Turtle III

VAN ELECTRICAL

White Turtle III electrical Part 1 It is electrical !!!!! After putting it off I finally got around to working on the vans house electrical system. I love electrical but at the same time it scares me. The biggest issue is connecting the house battery to the van, but after reading and laying out diagrams I went for it.

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