Day 12 was spent just cruising along from Billings, Montana to Deadwood, South Dakota. Although much of the drive was flat I still find the surrounding in this area to be beautiful. Weather was great, not too hot and I really did not stop much. I wanted to get to the Blackhills, SD where I knew I was going to get a cabin and stay for two nights. Needed to clean out my car, reorganize my “stuff”, just like I do when on my bike and of course sleep and relax.Continue reading “2015 Long Island or Bust Tour – Day 12 & 13”
Time is flying by and at times I feel like it’s all happening to fast yet too slowly. “It” being my transition from Canada back to the USA. I feel like I have been speaking about this for a long time but my decision to move really was only confirmed back in November 2014. Yet, my life changes seem ongoing and at times I have to admit I feel a bit scared and nervous of the so many unknowns. Continue reading “Lost in the Shuffle & My Therapy Bike”
December 13th 2014 – (all pics are clickable for hi rez and there are videos in the post.)
Rode out to see the Eagles again today at the Sandpiper Golf Course about an hour ride east of my house. Been going out here every year for almost 18 years. Will be going out a lot more over the next month or so because the river is still way too high for these magical creatures to feast on the spawning salmon. There were a lot more eagles flying around today than a few weeks ago. This area makes me forget about 2014 as being a year of loses. Makes me feel really good to be honest especially when I ride. I have some hurdles still in my way before I move back to the USA but I have such a good family and friends I think I will jump over them and land on my feet. But, MAN…would I love to just stay out here with the eagles for weeks.
Temperature was perfect for riding. Between 4C (39.2F) – 7C(44.6F). The next four pictures were taken by a guy name Doug. I just was watching him take shots of an eagle that was real close to us and low on a tree branch. He showed his pics using a great lens and better camera than mine and I asked if he would email the shots he loved. Gave him my blog travel card and he did indeed keep his promise. Mailed me these pictures and I told him in return I would post them and link his site. Doug said he is not a pro but I think he is an awesome photographer. Thanks DOUG if you read this for the pictures and nice to have met you.
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Best way to see Bald Eagles can be as simple as coming to BC, bring binoculars and watch….cheap…this is a video some local cable company made of our trip to see the bald eagle phenomenon that happens every fall/early winter here near our house. Have a look…I made the cut. I am the one in the video who says I am from NY. 😉
Short photo gallery of an area once again near our house. East in an area called the Fraser Valley. Friday is it was cold for us…below freezing with a wicked win chill but ever so sunny. I often post about my area mainly for those who are not from here. There is so much to see this time of year if you like the outdoors. Wild life, snow capped mountains, skiing for those who love to do that…still off road riding in many areas too. No bike today, too much black ice when I left in the morning.
So, take a look around. I saw plenty of bald eagles around the Fraser river…many immature ones learning how to survive by the few adults who are now repairing old nests and getting ready for our 2014 eaglet season. Many eagles down south have all ready laid eggs and have off springs developing into fledglings. We start later up here. February and March “N”estorations time and April egg time.
The weekend of November 23-24, 2013, Cheryl and I headed out about an hour east of where we live to get away for the weekend and enjoy the Bald Eagle frenzy that happens every year around here. Thousands of salmon come to the Chehalis Flats where the Fraser and Harrison Rivers meet to spawn. It’s also this time of year when the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival goes on as well.
Around this time of year into January resident and transient eagles come by for their free buffet of food before their nesting season starts around March. Most are coming from Alaska after the salmon spawned up there and leave after the big freeze. Tons of food for all species so it is also a special time to see normally non-social raptors gets along with so many young and old. Continue reading “Bald Eagle Haven – all pics can be enlarged”
You need to watch this if you love Bald Eagles like I do. The weekend of November 23rd, Cheryl and I will be heading out only about an hour east of where we live to check out the annual eagles feast. Thousands of eagles all ages arrive to feed on the spawning salmon around Harrison Mills, BC. I go every year but this year Cheryl is coming with her high-powered new work camera. We don’t have a lens like Christian used in this video, a local photographer but I am certain we will get some great shots.
Enjoy! We are truly lucky to live so close to this annual phenomenon.
Christian Sasse is a local photographer near Vancouver who happens to be someone I met while he was filming and taking pictures of Bald Eagles last year. I love wild life of all sorts but the majestic Bald Eagle, especially this time of year while the salmon spawn are in an abundance. Christian, also known as just Sasse is a very talented relatively new photographer in this field and the video below is show casing Port Hardy on Vancouver Island’s north. We both have not been up there yet but will do one day. Enjoy a slice of heaven and watch the video Continue reading “Port Hardy, BC / Eagle Nova Films’ “Outdoor Treasures” Series”
I met this photographer out where I live last fall. Christian Sasse is an amazing photographer who just stumbled upon his talent by chance. Nice guy and LOVE this tribute to his work by his friend Mark.
Magnificent Bald Eagle photos from rising artist (and world-record amateur astronomer) Christian Sasse. This video also features Sasse’s images of snow owls, a blue heron, an osprey and his amazing astronomy pics.