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.
The photos above are from a collection of slides that Mike Leavenworth found on eBay. It appears that the photos were taken by a Pennsylvanian (place, not time) geologist in the 60s and 70s. Fantastic collection.
Flowers, Jim Bryson
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.
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.
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.