In the month I got out of the house for Canada Day, back to Hockey, Stampede sort of, Roofing, Golfing and of course Sailing. A few road trips including the Highwood Pass and Red Deer Lake by motorbike and then at the end of the month West by airplanes to Kitimat, British Columbia for work.
Quick bicycle ride around for Canada Day to Paddy's and Annex for a few beers with Nathan and his work buddies.
|The world in front of me|
|My fav shirt!|
Back to Hockey finally! A little disjointed with covid half capacity dressing rooms so I had to change beside the rink like when I was 5 years old, except this time I was standing there naked!
|Flames Central Arena|
|Ready to go|
A 400 km ride down to Long View then over the Highwood Pass (2206m, highest in Canada) finishing through Kananakis to Cochrane on Highway 1A. Tony on a Harley and Norm on a Victory and of course me on Stryker the Suzuki.
|Meet up in Woodbine|
|Entering Kananakis from the SE corner|
|Tough elevation bicycle people|
|Lots of people out for covid|
Highwood pass, so loud behind a Harley, uff! Ranging temperatures on the day from 21C to 12C through the Pass. C-6, R-8, T-2/3, V-7.
|Look at that!|
|After a beer at Kananakis golf course|
Highway 1A East of Morley Trail, nice and curvy.
|Good ride boys, dinner in Cochrane|
A few outdoor Covid safe events around Calgary.
|Good crew for a late day sail|
|That looks narly|
Disc golf at the famous and busy Baker Park (first time for me).
|Light it up!|
|Trusty XD can handle it...yikes!|
Stampede cancelled so why not a little Stam-Pete and a BUB Crawl!!
|Winning Pete's kid's Pets|
As mentioned, the 4th annual Stampede BUB Crawl*.
|Start at Paddy's, I like it here|
|Rose and Crown|
|Hang on, how does this work?|
|Requested Mark wear boots|
which I assumed meant full
cowboy gear...oh well
|Clearly "telephone game" boots|
didn't get through to the others
|Stampede BUB Crawl*****|
More fun later in the month at Brendan's for some roofing...not just shingles but I mean replacing the internals!!!
|That's the beginning|
|Good lunches for the crew|
|Better with shingles on|
Golfing with Mom out at Serenity.
|Let's have a good round|
|Following the animal tracks|
Mom's great swing on Suncatcher hole #3 island
Off to Brendan and Andrea's fun little cabin for the weekend, oh and over to Rimbey for beers at Hawk Tail Brewery.
|No patience for traffic, I'll just skirt it|
|The other Red Deer Lake|
|Brendan and the kids (not all his)|
|Love these Black Cows|
|I wouldn't swim in it, but it looks wild|
|Tail Hawk has good ideas,|
Flights for kids
|Flights for Adults|
|True Canadian Sexy|
|True Canadian Humour|
Death in my garden and yard...sad...
|Hail damage to my Tomatoes|
|Poor Birch dying off|
Going down the Elbow River a few times at the Reservoir with a high water level.
|Elbow River in the distance|
In tight tacking back and forth doing what virtually no other sail boats do. Whoop whoop!
|Beer holders needed in this narrow river|
Working!!! Holy crap. For the first time since Covid hit I had the chance to do a few weeks in the field out to Kitmat, BC to steer a Direct Pipe install. A beautiful part of the world and one of the best places to fish salmon (Pink, coho, chinook)! And absolutely amazing photos along the BC coast from the airplane.
To all those that have to wear a mask every day, you deserve a big hug.
|Mask up son|
|Air Canada Care Kit|
|Early morning out of Cowtown|
|Sunrise lighting the Rockies|
|Mount Rainer in the distance|
|Tight Express to Terrace|
|Look at the colour of those lakes!|
|A little plateau farming|
|Beard boys, Brad and Chad|
|Eggs benny at Vero|
|Crepes at Vero's|
|Really, Bud is Canadian?|
|Now that's a Ceasar! at Earls|
|NHL 97 finished|