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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Howe Sound: Horseshoe Bay to Langdale or where the sea meets the mountains

This post is dedicated to one of my favourite young salties who lives on Canada's east coast, the one with the gangster charm, a man than might greatly appreciate these photos and one who loves my photography in general. On a warm, bright September day last year I decided to take a bus trip up to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. I quickly decided to continue on by ferry to Langdale and then by bus to Gibson's Landing on the other side of Howe Sound. Thr journey was well worth it, especially the ferry trip back after dark. The millions of stars seen in the night sky was alone worth it. As I understand it, the BC ferry, the Queen of Surrey, does the run between Horseshoe Bay and Hopedale while another ferry does the Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo run. The latter ferry goes to Vancouver Island on the other side of Georgia Strait. These photos are self explanitory but if you have any questions, feel free to ask! Coming up soon is a post on Gibson's Landing and its sights.

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