Archive for June, 2010
Climbs with dog
Climbs with dog

Raven is not really my dog, but we are getting to know each other quite well and she can hold her own on the mountains. Snow patch.  One of the useful aspects of summer snow is that it creates a rather convenient bridge over alpine scrub allowing access to regions that might otherwise be painfully […]

…this match will determine once and for all which is the greatest nation on earth: North Korea or Portugal!
...this match will determine once and for all which is the greatest nation on earth: North Korea or Portugal!

    North Korea vs. Portugal 21 June  8:30am (AT) Lots floating around about North Korea’s attempt (105th in FIFA rankings) at football dominance in 2010. Of course, it was only a matter of time before the Dear Leader would be invoked as the force behind the team. The North Korean player who scored a […]

Jobs
Jobs

My job stalking landed me at the City of Surrey website tonight where I noticed an open Planner I position.  Surrey, like most larger communities, operates a rather silly and confusing online application system.  One doesn’t need to create an account to view available positions, but I thought it might be a good idea in […]

Jasper – May 2010
Jasper – May 2010

Jasper, Alberta is the exchange point between The Canadian and The Skeena, with the latter running between Jasper and Prince Rupert.  I remember when I was about 10 years old I decided that I wanted to live in Jasper.  That hasn’t changed.  Young population with everyone zipping around on mountain bikes.  My kind of scene.  […]

The Canadian 001.03
The Canadian 001.03

The Prairies… Actually, there were more trees then I thought there would be.

The Canadian 001.02
The Canadian 001.02

In China there is a saying that one is not really a Chinese unless they have walked the Great Wall.  There isn’t really a Great Wall equivalent in Canada, but we do have an interesting national train journey. Moving up through northwestern Ontario I received the impression that this section of the province isn’t doing […]

The Canadian 001.01
The Canadian 001.01

May 22-23 2010 – I have no idea where this train is, other than somewhere in northern Ontario and about 12 hours from Toronto.  That could mean an number of locations considering this train has stopped, slowed down and even ran in reverse over those 12 hours.  I don’t think it has run over 100 […]

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