Sunday, March 19, 2017

Johnston Canyon

Anita and I went out for a short winter hike up Johnston Canyon today, and I finally found the 'secret' cave that I've seen so many photos of, but had never been to myself before. SUCCESS! This hike is uber touristy, but the icy wintery conditions keeps the crowds at bay, and the waterfalls are stunning when frozen. Just make sure you bring some ice cleats or spikes.

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The beautifully frozen lower falls.

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The stunning prow shaped rock, from inside the carved out 'cave'.

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View of the same rock, but from the trail above.

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Ice climbers making their way up the upper falls.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jet Lag, and a Day in Hoi An

Welcome to Daylight Savings Time, AKA Jetlag City. Population: you and everyone you know except Saskatchewan. Yes, dear Saskatchewites, this is the one day of the year I envy you. Smile smugly, as you get your normal hours of sleep while the rest of the world wonders where they misplaced an hour.

I've managed to avoid polluting your social media feeds with my stench for 3 weeks, so I guess it's time to post a few photos. Allow me to transport you to beautiful Hoi An, a charming and character filled city in central Vietnam. We only had time for a short day trip here, but I enjoyed every minute of it, and would highly recommend a visit should you ever be in the country.

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At night, colourful lanterns adorn the beautiful shopfronts in the old historic quarter.

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Hoi An is known for its abundance of custom tailors.

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The bridge printed on the 20,000 VND note is here as well.

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This Banh Mi (Vietnamese Subs) shop was lined up out the block, but was well worth the wait.