Circumstances over the past few months have kept me occupied with other activities. First, my old laptop died after four years of service. Then I got a new notebook through a new IP but in the mean time I had to set up things with the new computer, which took time.
Then some weeks ago I adopted a 15 year old boy, who is now 16 since his birthday came along since, but this has kept me away from blogging since we chat online daily. He is in Indonesia and I am in Canada. Wahid lost his parents and his older brother in a car accident in the mountains. They were on vacation and the car ended up in a mountain ravine with all occupants dead. So the 15 year old (now 16) came looking for someone that would fill the roll of a father. He found me and neither of us has looked back.
The weather has improved, so I have been back to hiking over the past few weeks. I hope to post some photos soon from some of the recent hikes which include the Fraser River near home, Barnston Island in the Fraser River between Surrey and Pitt Meadows, British Columbia plus some from Hollyburn Mountain in West Vancouver (that hike is planned for tomorrow). Look for some interest new images soon!