Eastern Rises

Eastern Rises Teaser, Felt Soul Media, 2009

Eastern Rises follows a fly fishing group on a trip to Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East. The teaser above paints a very compelling picture and the film won an award for Best Film on Mountain Sport at the 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival, so it’s probably pretty damn good. You can find it on Amazon.


Wild Strawberry, Gambier Island, 2011
Wild Strawberry, Gambier Island, 2011

Flowers, Jim Bryson

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Approaching the Edge

The family and I had a fantastic time in Tofino over the weekend. This was our first of three scheduled trips this summer and we’re off to a very good start. The area around Tofino is one of my favourite places in all of British Columbia and my wife and I have been there countless times over the 11 years we’ve been together. Our children have been camping there since they were four months old, so I can’t even begin to imagine how many times will they will visit in their lifetime.

West Coast Life
Passing Bowen Island
On the deck of the Queen of Oak Bay
Morning on MacKenzie Beach
Looking back
A weekend in Tofino, 2011

On this trip, my son began to play in the surf a little more. He gathered the courage to run into the water between waves and stand on a large, submerged boulder before running from the next incoming wave. In the not too distant future, that boulder will seem like a pebble to him. My daughter is still a little worried about the water and doesn’t like to see others go in, but that will change quickly enough.

To the Coast

Looking West, Jason Landry, 2005
Looking West, Chesterman Beach, 2005

We’re headed to the west coast of Vancouver Island for a weekend of camping, surfing and relaxing. As usual, the weather doesn’t look promising, but that’s never stopped us in the past. Hopefully, your weekend will be just as fun.