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Celebrating Victory Day






















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This was Saturday - we had to turn back early Noni became cold from the strong chilly winds



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5/21/16 11:33 A

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I'm off three days - three days ... Yes YES
So far I am up early - laundry started - coffee made - cooked eggs for Noni and me. I wrote two postcards and I'm going to place my food order in for Tuesday delivery.. ( ok that is work - but once I do it I don't have to think about it again - do I ?)

Then the decisions of what to do on this long weekend -- hoping to go on a bike ride in Vancouver area some where..
- not too warm or sunny where I am right now...



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5/17/16 2:54 P

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Sunday was my turn to work - Noni was off... I was to have the whole day off on Saturday but I couldn't leave Noni all alone so I worked in the morning to help her out then I went to the Vancouver area... Sunday after lunch was finished I was off, so Noni and I went to Stanley Park to ride together.. Surprisingly what one can do with your free time if you actually get moving...



















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5/16/16 11:28 P

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Part two

















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5/15/16 12:04 A

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I have been out riding whenever I can get away from the kitchen












( part one)



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4/25/16 10:26 P

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Dalhouise goes on his first bike ride



I think he enjoyed it





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4/17/16 10:33 P

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This afternoon we did a 30 km bike ride









So far it has been an excellent weekend and I still have one more day off.. But tomorrow we will be driving into Vancouver... This will be stressful




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4/13/16 12:28 A

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Another good day



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4/12/16 3:14 P

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So that was the beef and often I get asked for Yorkshire puddings





Vegetables and potatoes


And cake -Birthday cakes with camp owner's family and my birthday cake that Noni made




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4/9/16 10:54 A

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Taxes done and rebate in my bank account already.
I'm at camp now ..







just a tad chilly 14c inside



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4/6/16 12:37 A

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My commute to and from work
turkey vulture

bald eagle

spotted towhee









Then I had to clean and cook lunch





Time for home




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3/23/16 5:25 A

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So yesterday I took Noni up to the highlands where Dalhouise and I had hiked at the beginning of February. We did the same rout s without getting lost this time. What I noticed was it seemed so much shorter to reach the end point then when I did it the first time. Much more comfortable hiking in known territory then going into the unknown.

So these are our signs of Spring bursting upon our beings, and take note of the Dalhouise wallowing in a little creek bed..



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3/18/16 7:45 A

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This days was the first time this year that Noni came out riding with me. I'm sure it won't be the last, but our days are numbered for the freedom to just drop everything and go out to enjoy the sunshine and warmth. Camp season for me begins in about 15 days and 20 days for Noni. I really hope that this year I do get more opportunity and have energy to go out riding / walking / hiking more during the summer then I have had in the last few seasons. Still trying to figure out why my handheld GPS and computer won't work together - haven't geocache in so long now which makes me sad.

do you ever feel like your just an old rusty body of rusted pile of nuts and bolts?



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3/16/16 10:34 P

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spotted Towhee

Long Billed Dowitcher

Wood Ducks

Pigeons

Greater Scaup

Sandhill Crane

Today we took a drive to Vancouver - to do some shopping at Costco and to take a walk at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Sunny and warm - a perfect day

Skunk cabbage





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3/3/16 2:25 P

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do I have to go outside?





it wasn't so bad



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3/2/16 5:42 P

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Was surprised it wasn't raining this morning- so out the door we went before Mother Nature could change her mind. Well we were lucky because as we returned to the car there was a light rain fall




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2/24/16 6:40 P

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Today I had a hard time to get started, but once I did it was well worth it. My heart took a pounding as we hiked / climbed up and then down.















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2/22/16 7:48 P

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. Note I have an air horn and a whistle.

. I walk the log

can we cross here?











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2/20/16 7:30 P

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I want to go outside Dad













So just under two hours later we come home.



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2/18/16 11:31 A

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I was sitting here remembering my lament about not having a bike because someone stoled it - that was two years ago now. I have replaced it and I do enjoy getting out exploring. I really need to do more riding - that is the goal for this year.
Anyways here are is a summary of my ride earlier this week

I peddle up this steep - real steep hill and at the top is the hospital - how convient I thought to my self as my heart pounded in my chest.



















One of my highlights was seeing this

I can't wait till the rains stop so I can go out once more..45 days or so before I'm back at camp in the kitchen unable to go for walks and ride so easy



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2/15/16 8:56 P

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Today I went walking through memory lane as I took Mom's photo albums to her. I had them in my storage so I looked at them before I brought them over to her. I took sever pictures of the pictures and now I am sharing some with you. These are me



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2/11/16 1:14 P

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Well I was out walking today - walked Dalhouise when I walk Noni to work.. And I seen this dandelion. I had to take a picture of it to share with my friends on FB and Sparks...
I know I have a sick sense of humour..

I also seen and took pictures of









. This is a house at my corner. I wish I had the means to purchase it... I just love it




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2/10/16 7:06 P

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. Let's hook up Dalhouise



So on Monday we celebrated Family Day Holiday by heading north 45 minutes to go see a water falls we heard about. On route we stopped to let Dalhouse out to get some exercise and we ended up snowshoeing. We heard dogs barking just up the road so we went exploring.
( left Dalhouse in the car at this spot - worried he would be dog food for these other working pups..



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Finally I can post pictures - been trying for three days.
So in spite of fears, Noni and I have been taking the Dalhouise out to explore and enjoy sunny days.



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2/6/16 5:30 P

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We have company coming for supper. So I'm cooking a lamb shoulder on the BBQ slowly. Also I am cooking carrots, squash, potatoes, garlic on the BBQ as well.
I am helping Noni clean our condo, so dusty and picking up stuff and hiding in another room - you know what I mean right...
I also went for a morning walk with the Dalhouise...









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2/2/16 11:23 A

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It was a sunny day - get away from the TV, get off the couch, put the iPad on the table - go outside




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2/1/16 10:48 P

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Today the sun was shining so Dalhouise and I hit the trails hoping to practice my map skills.
Well I almost got lost, on the way back I over shot the turn and walked 15 minutes into a dead end. I was sure I recognized different landmarks as I walked on.. Ok I was lost.. Keeping a clear head I backed tracked and took the first turn that once more led me in the right direction, hoping this was not another dead end. Pew,,,, I began to recognize more landmarks, and ... Finally I'm back at the bridge and then over the knoll my car.



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1/29/16 7:08 A

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I wish I could post a video - it is so adorable Dalhouise eating from the spoon.
My FB and instagram has a video.

Noni wanted to give Dalhouise the left over rice from our restaurant meal ... I say he won't eat it. She mixes it with the beef juice and a couple of beef chunks and we get our doggie container. Well here is the proof - I was wrong - first time in my life honest......
Dalhouise did eat all of it but only after she fed it to him from the spoon. When we offered the container he just turned his nose away in discuss






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1/25/16 12:28 A

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Noni was asked to make another birthday cake this week.
Wow another week flew by.. Where did it go?

I had to rescue Dalhouise this week. First time was more serious. I went to camp to speak with the owner about some new equipment. While I was inside the office Dalhouise was outside running around exploring the winter wonderland. Meeting over I open the door and there was a huge wolf staring at me only a few yards away.. Dalhouise was at the door.. I think if I was a few minutes later it would had been a different outcome. The wolf took off as soon as I step out the door.

Today Noni and I went to church, came home and there was No Dalhouise to meet us at the door... Strange... We proceed to take off our coats and still No Dalhouise - I go into the living room before Noni ... There curled up sound a sleep on a pillow on the couch sleeps Dalhouise.
What he knows he is not allowed to be there, I quickly shake him and give a gentle tug to the floor.. Phew"........ If Noni saw this he would had gotten a scolding....
Dalhouise owes me....



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1/18/16 6:24 P

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I think our winter is over... Two weeks of snow is enough.. Don't get me wrong, it is only January still - but now we will have warmer weather and lots of rain to come.
This morning Noni and I went for a walk with Dalhouise to Shannon Falls, about 10km south of our condo.











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We have sun, not too cold.. So I asked Noni do you want to walk around the pond or hike around Brohm Lake. Once I was off the couch it was easier for me to make a decision as Noni wasn't giving me any clear directions.






Those stairs were a little tricky going up and down





are you hiking or taking pictures?









. I will be sore tomorrow..



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1/7/16 5:47 P

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This day began alittle dreary, I didn't have too much motivation to get outside.. Dalhouise didn't care about this mood - he wanted his walk. After Noni and I did go to the swimming pool - the pool felt cold today. The hot tub seemed extra hot.

Douglas Squirrel



















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1/6/16 7:28 P

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Today woke with a sore back, sat around for awhile, but finally I ask Noni if she wanted to go out.. Out the door we went. I parked the car at a different entrance to walk around Nexen Beach and some of the Estuary - took longer than I planned but it was a good time out.















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This morning went for a quick walk around the block.. It looked like rain was coming.. It began to snow - snowed all day.. There went my idea of driving to Vancouver to go to the movies - Star Wars..
I sat on the couch all day... Noni made bread - I put a pork shoulder in a crock pot ...
Around five I decided I needed to get outdoors so out we went..




Pine Siskin

Fox Sparrow



We went out for an evening walk - lots of snow all day











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Today was a cool one but still out the door we went




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Went out for my mandatory walk and Dalhouise met a friend kind of until he decided to pull this stunt...










What away to end a perfect relation that could had been...

Oh Dahlouise




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12/30/15 4:29 P

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Dalhouise takes his human out for a walk in his backyard



















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It wasn' t a fast pace hike, however we tramped through the snow up hills, down hills, in the sun enjoying being alive and healthy



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12/27/15 9:26 P

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This is what I would consider a very good Sunday afternoon outing.

















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. Great Blue Heron

Mallard Ducks

Hooded Merganser

Bald Eagle





We are having some snow. I take Dalhouise outside. We walk on lease until we clear civilization - I let him go free and he turns around and head backs home.. I catch up replace the lease and continue on our walk. Half way around the pond walk I let him go free again.. We walk enjoying the snow till we get to the turning point.. One way is a long way home and one is short... Dalhouise takes the short trail..
What a funny dog !



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12/25/15 10:13 A

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Christ the Saviour is born



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12/24/15 10:56 A

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So we braved the shopping terrors and drove to Vancouver to enter the mall. Traffic was out of this world. Crowds of human bodies filled every available space in every store / shop we entered- but we survived.
I had to buy Noni a gift.. I see this hot pot cooker... I grab it. Noni is with me and does t say a word... Once we get home I tell her this is going to be her Christmas gift.. .. Hey at least it is not a vaccume !
No it doesn't count... I'm informed... It is for both of us.
( next day I take Dalhouise out for a walk - stop in a store again and buy her a few personal things like chocolates and headphones.. That is personnel...)
Anyways we can't wait till Christmas - we open and use our HotPot ....
It was delicious ..









. It sure did taste good and I think very healthy and low in calories

Dalhouise didn't care.. He is just happy we are all home together




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12/22/15 9:46 P

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So the Dalhouise is a happy puppy once more... He can go walking with Dad again










I have missed my daily walks..



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I am stressed..and Noni occupies her self
She has made this all from scratch - even drawing her own patterns.



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Man it is raining cats and dogs out there yet Dalhouise and I went for a 45 minute walk.















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Forever spring, I am not sure about that but it sure smells that way today. We had -2c degree temperature for a couple of days and now that it is plus 5c the ground smells of life and earthly things. You know that wonderful odours that occur after a rainfall.. Forever spring

















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Did a natural workout this day.. Hike 2 km up hobbled 2km down and about 1.5 km around the lake.
The original plan was just to hike around the lake, but once I started on the trail I figured I would take Noni up the "hill" where I was a couple of years ago geocaching. At the top of the hill are towers that you can see for miles around - so I thought i would take Noni there so that whenever she seen these she can say I was up there.
Dalhouise was just happy to be outside on this brisk -2c degree sunny day.













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11/27/15 8:02 P

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Oh Dalhouise
We came back from our walk today and he grabbed his toy out of his toy box and began to roll and roll around on the carpet. I guess he was a happy old dog.

. I thought I was being watched



. A little frozen





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The sunshine makes all the difference in the world. This morning Noni, Dalhouise and I walk for two hours along the Squamish River enjoying our time off together.
Later in the afternoon I go out the door alone to ride a different part of the Squamish River. I think I went too far and too late as it was quite dark when I returned.




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In my mind's eye I am in some far away location on a sandy beach frolicking in the waves.
There is no plans to travel this year, I do wish however I am in some place warm... And just think winter hasn't even began to show its ugly head.. Well maybe a little as it was -2c this morning.




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I am feeling the cold in my joints,so today I put the Longjohns on. I walked Dalhouise on the frost coverd ground -2c but sunny. Later we are going swimming and I'm looking forward to that hot tub soak.



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