Shortly after I came out to British Columbia in early 2006 I had a case of severely high blood pressure. It wouldn't have been fair to an employer for me to work for them until I got my health situation sorted out. I was on medications to lower the blood pressure and it took until early 2007 to find the cause. I finally went to a naturopath who found that a microscopic parasite was the cause for all this.

While getting my health in order, I took up blogging to share my photography. This way I wasn't wasting time and others got to enjoy the photos, not just me and those close to me.

In May of this year I had a mini-stroke cause again by severely high blood pressure. I may end up gong to the naturopath again since the specialist and other MDs can't seem to find the cause. This has only been a problem out here. Before that in Ontario, the blood pressure was only marginally high, not severely high like in BC.

Knowledge is good because being forewarned is forearmed!

All that said, enjoy this blog and all the photos I share with you.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Ships, ships and more ships...

Ships of all sorts pass through the narrows at Burrard Inlet to the port of Vancouver all the time. It could be a freighter or a cruise ship. Perhaps it could be a ship that blends in with the water and the surroundings making it hard to see or identify. The above photo shows the obvious freighter but look at the puff of grey smoke and see where that is coming from. If you look carefully, it's a frigate, the HMCS Calgary.

Or the ship you see might be a freighter. Many of them pass through the narrows.

Or it might be a very large, colourful cruise ship passing through the narrows and heading out to sea. This one is like a floating city making the highrise condos of West Vancouver in the background look small by comparison.

Then there are the numerous freighters that wait their turn to enter the harbour such as these in English Bay. I will post more images of ships as they become available. Hopefully you have enjoy these!


Anonymous said...

I have never been in a ship, except seeing them in movies. Ships are mystery unexplored for me.

Anonymous said...

A superb selection of photos, Volker. I enjoyed exploring your blog!

Volker said...

Imphaldiary, I have seen a number of ships over the years and back in the late 1950's came over the Atlantic on one, the Arosa Star. The ship had various owners over the years and the last owner left the ship off the coast of California where it went up on the rocks in a storm. The owner couldn't afford the mooring fees. It was later scrapped. That was in 1972.

Scrote, thank you. I have more in the next post and even more to follow. I hope they grab your interest as well.