Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

Not long ago I posted about Quamichan Lake and its many moods. The photos in that post were taken from the only place that you can park a car. Yesterday we found another access to Quamichan Lake, this one down a short trail in a beautiful housing development. There was a small fishing wharf but […]

via Another View of Quamichan Lake and Mt. Prevost — Living on Vancouver Island

Beach vacation

Beach vacation

Thursday is going to be the day. I’m going on my second vacation with my boyfriend. Big deal, I know! It was hard enough for us to decide on what kind of vacation we want and where we’d like to go. While I do enjoy beach vacays and comfortable hotel rooms, my man prefers the […]

via The Thing About Traveling — seeking a great perhaps

Climate change and Iceland

Climate change and Iceland
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Russell Cook writes: I kid you not. From tonight’s (8/23/16) PBS NewsHour broadcast segment titled “To combat climate change, these scientists are turning CO2 into rock“, these quotes from the discussion segment host and two of the speakers, regarding recapturing CO2 from Icelandic geothermal activity: MALCOLM BRABANT: “Because it is self-contained within the geothermal power […]

via Hump Day Hilarity – infinite carbon loop — Watts Up With That?

Vanilla Cake In A Mug

Vanilla Cake In A Mug

Vanilla Cake In A Mug We are still unpacking, so I have not yet started to bake again yet. These microwave 1 cup cakes are a perfect solution for those moments when you want something sweet, without too much fuss. Yaffa said that she wanted a vanilla cake, and that she likes vanilla more than […]

via Vanilla Cake In A Mug — cookingforthetimechallenged

Iceland’s tallest waterfall

Iceland’s tallest waterfall
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Glymur has long been considered Iceland’s tallest waterfall. It was only recently de-throned when a new waterfall was discovered deep in Morsárjökull glacier in 2011. Despite no longer carrying the title of tallest in the country this amazing 198 m (650 ft) waterfall is breathtaking. Its name translates to “boom” or “rumble” reflecting the great sound of this waterfall […]

via The Hike to Glymur Waterfall Iceland — Ashley at Altitude

Paku

Paku

“Paku, get your big butt off the floor and let’s go!” “No.” The 1,000-pound polar bear laid on the ice cap, his wet snout resting on his front paws. “I’m warning you, if you don’t move willingly, I’m going to have to use force.” Paku opened one dark brown eye, scanned my 5’1 petite frame, […]

via [Short Story] Paku The Polar Bear — Jade M.Wong

Watermelon and Peach Caprese

Watermelon and Peach Caprese

We’re big fans of summer fruit so when my wife found this recipe we had to try it. It’s great for lunch or a light dinner and really simple to make. All you need is seedless watermelon, two large yellow peaches, a ball of fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic glaze, kosher salt and fresh basil […]

via Watermelon and Peach Caprese — The Off Key Of Life