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catching the sun

catching the sun

morning yoga practice

morning yoga practice

first signs of spring

first signs of spring

morning dock

morning dock

morning on the gorge

morning on the gorge

that morning you realize you don't need a headlamp on your walk anymore

that morning you realize you don’t need a headlamp on your walk anymore

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coastal hike

coastal hike

from east spoke park to the olympic mountains

from east spoke park to the olympic mountains

 

looking out over the juan de fuca

looking out over the juan de fuca

bits and pics 1/12

since life is full of things not all necessarily related to “informative” blog topics, i want to add a monthly post sharing some of my favourite moments from the past month.

we spend a lot of weekends at the beach or exploring the island, and i’m trying to take my camera out more to capture it all. enjoy! much love.

the snuggliest!

the snuggliest!

paddling out

paddling out in the sun

exploring witty’s lagoon

the storm rolls in

the lineup

the lineup

watching the surf

watching the surf

the one-and-only Levon

the one-and-only Levon

My holiday recap.

Hope everyone had a Happy Holidays!

We spent Christmas Day at home…

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… opened a few presents…

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… and had a great meal!

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Over the next few days, we spent some time at the beach and had a nice bonfire.

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And checked out some great spots in Victoria…

Mount Doug

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and hiked to Niagara Falls, Goldstream Falls.

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I also got to check out the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the museum… it was pretty amazing, you can check out the link here!

… Looking forward to all 2014 has to offer! much love.

happy holidays!

Wishing you all a happy holidays!

Over the holidays I’m going to spend some long mornings in my PJs, read some good books, eat lots of gingerbread and work on a paper or two from my couch (with a snuggly bulldog on my lap)!

1986 Dec 24 Santa Gord and Kate

(Christmas 1986)

1987 Dec Kate and Jesse in front of Christmas tree

(Christmas 1987 with Jesse and his stocking cap)

1988 Kate and Snowman

(Christmas snowman 1988… no snow here in Victoria, but I’ll dream of corncob pipes & button noses)

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season! See you in 2014…  much love.

VOTE surfrider VI for Phillips benefit brew!

Living on the West Coast we are involved in surf culture… we spend a lot of weekends among the waves and even gear our yoga practice towards surfing.

We especially support the Surfrider Foundation, Darc is the treasurer for the local chapter and you can often find us on weekends out cleaning up the beaches.

This year the local brewery Phillips will create a special beer for a charity, name the beer after the cause and donate the proceeds to the charity… and Surfrider Vancouver Island has been nominated!

To support the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches all you have to do is click on this link HERE and vote for Surfrider VI! (… and you can do it everyday until November 16th!)

The sea-life and surfers on the West Coast thank you!

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much love.