Thursday, October 25, 2012

Back on the Boat!!!!!

 The boat has spent the summer at Tortugal Marina on the Rio. Very happy on our return a couple of weeks ago as the boat was well looked after by the staff. No mildew at all on LCB!
 The walkway above the jungle that will take you to the road to Fronteras.
 Finding my way back to the jungle.
Start of the jungle walk to the Marina. Most rips to town we take the dinghy as there are a lot of locations to securely leave the dinghy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Anti Pirate Device

A friend of mine owns this weapon, an apoohah, probably not correct spelling. Made in Finland it shoots a 50 cal round and is the sniper rifle that a marine in Afghanistan killed a combatant 1.5 miles away setting an all time record.Get the pirate bastards before they are even close!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

British Columbia

 WE crossed the border at Osoyoos , BC and drove to Hope for the night. In the morning we hit the road early and followed the Fraser River North. In this part of BC there are no passess to cross. One has to drive around the mountain!
 Another shot of the mighty Fraser.
 We left the Fraser near Liloloot and headed west. The road was dicey in a lot of places, narrow , broken and no lines. We stopped at Duffey Lakes, as you can see quite scenic.

 This one for the Ironworkers. Lion Gate Bridge as viewed from Stanley Park in Vancouver.
 One of the good things about traveling on a scooter as you go right to the head of the line at the ferries. Also reservations are not required.
 We saw a pod of orcas and everyone ran to that side of the ferry. THey were too far away to get a decent picture.Just have to trust me on this one.
Passing by Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands on the way to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island.

Friday, October 12, 2012


 One very big fir tree in the Olympic Rainforest.We took the scooter on the back roads through the Forest and it should be on a bucket list. Mother Nature sure held us in awe.
 A nurse tree supporting new growth in the forest. A common sight.
 Worlds largest Spruce Tree.
 The tree was 60 plus feet in diameter.
Most parts of the Washington Coast are not readily accessible. It was a nice day south of La Push.

Long Beach and Astoria

 A view from the hill atop Astoria ,Oregon
 The Astor Column high above Astoria. The column has paintin s of the Lewis and Clarke Expedition. Double click for a better view of pictures.
 View to Youngs Bay from the column
 Jake the Alligator Man, in the case, at the free museum in Long Beach Washington.
Queenie at Long Beach. In my travels I have beeen to many places that have the claim of longest beach.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Nice view fo the Empress Hotel just before sundown.

Victoria Harbor

The gardens were stunning and going into the fall foliage.