First sight of the Rockies

Driving west from Regina, the Rockies eventually started to rise over the horizon. The blue skies ahead were a good sign.


The Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller is an awesome place for children and adults alike. Especially adults like me. Come on… That’s a selfie with a triceratops!

Moonrise over Dinosaur Provincial Park

The moon was spectacular as it came up over the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park.

The day prior to our arrival, much of the west was hit by a blizzard and abnormally cold temperatures. We received a call from the park saying, “You’re not still coming, are you?”

“Yeah, we’re a few hours away,” was our reply.

After a period of silence, the voice on the phone reminded us, “You realize it’s going to be minus seven degrees tonight.”

“I think we’ll be fine, except for the infants that we’re travelling with.”

A few minutes later, we received another call from the park with a very generous offer that let everyone stay warm at night, and pretty much gave us the park to ourselves.

The Monarchs of Santa Cruz

There’s a little park trapped on the edges of Santa Cruz. It’s the mating home of thousands of monarch butterflies from Western North America. We were there in the shoulder season, so it wasn’t flooded with butterflies, but it was still a pretty impressive sight.

Carmel’s first sail

Carmel loved the warmth of the sunshine, falling asleep with the gentle rocking motion of the boat, and spending time with Grandpa.

Looking up at a 747

I was standing around waiting on the tarmac and thought this Thai Airways 747-400 looked pretty impressive from the ground.

The strategic mango reserve

Sarah asked me if I knew exactly how many mangos I ordered. I had forgotten the exact number, but I was aiming for a lot. I clearly succeeded.

For perspective, that bowl is about three feet in diameter.

One of my biggest disappointments of life in Mumbai was the day last year, shortly after our arrival, that I was informed that mango season was over and they wouldn’t be available for another ten months. I wasn’t about to let that happen again, so now we have a freezer full of mangos; a stockpile that will hopefully fill cravings through from August until next May.

A new arrival

Carmel arrived on June 15, 2017, a few weeks early, but very happy and healthy. There’s something exhilarating and scary about being handed your daughter for the first time.

The Mumbai Sea Link

As a dense city running the length of a narrow peninsula, Mumbai is known for its traffic congestion. Developers came up with the solution of building a highway out into the Arabian Sea and called it the Sea Link. Both these photos were taken around sunset on the same evening. The light was changing rapidly, leading to two completely different photos.

HMCS Winnipeg in Mumbai

The Canadian flag was flying proudly off the bow of the HMCS Winnipeg, with the domes of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Bombay Municipal Corporation building in the distance.