A Walk On Top of the World

This photograph is from the trail at Mugu Peak near Oxnard, California. I took the day to go for a hike here starting at the Pacific Coast Highway and right up to Mugu Peak. This was the trail after the peak and as I descended down into La Jolla Valley.

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Ventura Pier after the Storm

While visiting the Ventura Pier, a small thunderstorm wandered by. Here’s a view looking east toward the pier shortly after. This was a "long exposure" using the Sony "Smooth Reflection" camera app that combines 48 photos.

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Winter’s Last Days on The Oak Ridges Trail

Today I started hiking the Oak Ridges Trail from the west terminus. An early Spring snowstorm has dusted the area with snow leading to this scene. We had an interesting day hiking in the snow while paring down to t-shirts in the warm weather.

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Big McCoy Evening Campfire II

Another view of our group around the campfire on Big McCoy Island. This one facing the other direction and thus we have the Milky Way making an appearance.
Taken on September 23, 2016 at 04:50PM Uploaded October 05, 2016 at 04:05PM
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Big McCoy Evening Campfire I

A view of our campfire on Big McCoy Island at night. As tinder is scarce on the actual island, we packed our firewood in on the back of our kayaks from a local supplier near Dillon Marina.

Taken on September 24, 2016 at 04:28PM Uploaded September 28, 2016 at 03:53PM
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Artificial Sunset

Looking back toward Parry Sound from Big McCoy Island on Georgian Bay. The "sunset" is actually the city lights from Parry Sound itself.

Taken on September 24, 2016 at 04:51PM Uploaded September 28, 2016 at 11:09AM
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Camping on Big McCoy Island

This weekend was a first for me. With friends, I took a kayak out on an overnight backcountry trip. The trip took us to "Big McCoy Island" on Georgian Bay – much further out into big water than I would ever dare to take my canoe. Here’s one of the tents in our group framed agains the Milky Way and the lights from Parry Sound.

Taken on September 24, 2016 at 04:47PM Uploaded September 27, 2016 at 10:39PM
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Where The Smurfs Live

A mushroom along the Bruce Trail in Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Taken on September 03, 2016 at 08:21AM Uploaded September 06, 2016 at 09:49PM
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Inviting Trail

A wooded section of The Bruce Trail near Tobermory, Ontario. The last light of the day was illuminating the overhead canopy here.
Taken on September 04, 2016 at 02:16PM Uploaded September 06, 2016 at 12:03AM
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McIntosh Marsh / Grassy Bay

After the portage east out of McIntosh Lake we encountered this calm green utopia. Well, it was a paddling utopia because we had a tail wind and no bugs. Otherwise it would be paddling hell! I’m standing on a beaver dam liftover for this photo looking eastward.

Taken on July 03, 2016 at 08:31AM Uploaded August 05, 2016 at 04:21PM
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