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, March 17, 2010

Russian tallship

On the third Sunday of February I spent the afternoon having a look at the Russian tallship called the "Kruzenshtern" docked at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. The ship was here as part of the Russian effort to promote their 2014 winter games in Sochi, Russia. These are just a few images of the nearly hundred taken that day and should whet your appetite for more. A complete post on the ship's history along with more photos is coming up soon. Meantime, enjoy these!!! - V.