Headed to Portland

In the early hours of the morning I am headed to Portland, Oregon on the train with Ed. It should be a very interesting 4 days! haha. It’ll be cool to be in a different country again and I look forward to doing a bit of shopping!! I am sure that he will be blogging all about the trip, so I probably wont be but keep checking out my flickr for photos. I may even post some snippets but we shall see how we go.
Hope everyone is well!

I am here where I found myself

I just saved myself from a ninja canadian spider. He was doing a mission impossible move, coming down from the air vent above my bed. FREAKY! And he was the biggest spider I have seen over here. FREAKY! Haha.
I just wanted to write down a few words for myself because thats the reason I started this blog and as it will be coming to an end very shortly I felt that was quite appropriate. I really cant explain how wonderful this journey has been for me, how much I have seen and how much I have learnt. I feel like I have changed and it is a welcome and timely change. I really have no idea what things will be like when I get back home, or what I’ll end up doing but thats half the fun I spose. I think the biggest change in me has been the passion I have grown for photography. Namely creative photography. I love combining words and photos and emotions. All of the beautiful landscapes have really inspired me and found their way into my work. It’s funny how you can intend to go down one path and then somehow end up finding it lead you somewhere totally different. I am looking forward to lots more exploring and travel in the future, this has certainly opened up a whole heap of doors and really hit me with the travel bug. I feel like I am where I am supposed to be in my life. Things arent perfect but I am happy. I have fulfilled a big dream I’d had for many years and along the way several littler dreams too. That’s a wonderful feeling!

Plans and news and stuff.

Hello!! Just thought I’d shoot off a quick post to update on my news.
It’s been very quiet on the Australian friends front. Hope everyone is ok.
I just booked a trip to Portland, Oregon for 4 days from the 16th August.
I am going to see the swell season play in stanley park on I think its 23rd August.
And then I’ll be arriving home in Australia on 28th August. I cant believe I only have 4 weeks left in Vancouver, it has been so amazing and such a wonderful trip.
I have learnt and grown and just.. wow. This is something everyone should do.
Next year I’m planning another trip – this time to Europe!!!
Thats about it, folks.

Recent stuff you might like..

Sorry for the absentness. I really have no excuse.
But here are some things I’ve been up to..

Thats my new film camera, Roger.
Here’s a shot he took.

We went up in this

we saw this

someone got reeeeally excited

then another day

organic blueberry lemonade!

chocolate cream banana pie!!

theres still snow in the hills!!

then another day

baseball!!! we saw the canadians play.

it was hot in the sun


some little snippets from the week

We found some giant sparrows in the city.


Ed ate a free sample at Whiterock beach on his birthday.


We walked along (and under) whiterock pier

We ate at milestones in West Van.

We went to a pow wow.

This was such an amazing experience for me. I got to dance with first nations dressed up in all their traditional regalia. I took it all in and I loved every minute of it.

Many more photos from my adventures on my flickr page, as usual.

Japa dog restaurant


Japa Dog is an institution here. Ed has been telling me about them for ages. They started as a little stall selling japanese inspired hot dogs and they now have a few around vancouver and a restaurant. Although its so tiny its not really a restaurant.

Anyway, we went along to give it a try.

I got the love meat one and ed got the… seaweed one. It was a little strange hahaha.

Dessert!!!

Mine = a choc coated banana in a long donut roll with cream hahaha. weird but quite good.

And we also went bike riding around Stanley Park. Although I dont have any bike shots to share.

But yes, it was a fun day.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!



Today is Canada Day, Canadas version of Australia Day! hahaha. I think fireworks are planned and I might go to the city to check out the parades/music.

Happy Canada Day!!

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