Sunday, June 26, 2011

Heading South

J'ai rester une semaine a Montreal. J'ai beaucoup aimer la ville, peut-etre assez pour vivre la. I took a bunch more pictures of Montreal and my trip down to Florida, but I don't like how most of them turned out. Plus a lot of them seem to be of trees, I'm a bit tree obsessed, but I'm pretty sure most of you aren't. So, here are the more interesting shots:

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina. Great view to wake up to the next morning.

My feet in the Atlantic for the first time since I was 9. Oooo, it was so nice and warm!

J'ai pris un tour au bateau aux Everglades avec mes cousins quebequois. La motor etait tellement fort qu'on a du mettre du cotton dans les oreilles. This fine lady was coming to tell us to get out of her space.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I should have taken more pictures ...

Now I'm regretting not having taken more pictures on my way through the prairies. J'oublie souvent que j'ai une camera avec moi, if only we could print images from our brains.

Manitoba, heading into a rainstorm. Big skies mean massive clouds.

This neighbourhood ended up being my livingroom one morning, quite lovely with lots of character. No need to call a cab with a westy around.

Friday, June 24, 2011

playing catch up

The Alberta sunset was stunning. I'm used to Vancouver Island robbing the last few moments from me, but here there was nothing but long stretches of flat. BC's back there somewhere.

The start of sky country.

Somewhere on the outskirts of Calgary, please excuse the dust. Combien de voitures roulent jusqu'a 333,333 kms ces jours ci?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Peek a boo!

Lol. Thank the gods I don't rely on writing regularly as a form of income.

Where has a year led me? I managed to land a dream job working at Weta this past May - ya know, the studio that brought Avatar & The Lord of the Rings trilogy to a theater near you? So, my gypsy feet have me traipsing around Wellington, New Zealand atm.

Yup, definitely thought about bringing the westy with me. Put a little crack in my heart to leave her in Mom's garage. But I think it was for the best. I've seen a grand total of 2 VW vans so far over here, something tells me that finding parts for the next inevitable servicing would be nigh impossible. A westy makes for a very large paper weight. And for the cost of shipping... well, let's just say renting a campervan for a few weeks would be easier on the pocketbook.

My mind is feeling pretty dry, no witty rapartee or insightful commentary about road signs (none here to mention, actually, just gorgeous scenery). I'll work on that.