Alslev, Blåvandshuk - Denmark

Blåvandshuk and Windmills in the distance

It is time to rewind to April again. I have a few more photos to share from our trip to Denmark. 

We returned to Billund Airport from Paris on a rainy evening. The wind was howling and reminded me of my childhood growing up on the Danish West-coast. One of my best friends, Søren, picked us up at the airport and we were about to spend three days with him and his wife, Mette, and their four wonderful daughters in Alslev near the North Sea. Søren and I go way back to grade school and even before that we knew each other. In our twenties we played together in a couple bands. Those were the days of "Willie and the Handjive" and "Oldies but Loonies". So we had lots of catching up to do. 

The next morning was nice and sunny and with hardly any wind, which usually is unheard of in this part of the country. We drove out to Blåvandshuk which is located right on the coast and went straight for the lighthouse. The view was phenomenal on this clear day. We could see Esbjerg and a huge number of windmills in the distance. Denmark is well known for it's progress in alternative energy and this sight certainly proved the point.

Sand Dunes and Blue Skies

Søren and Mette live in a gorgeous farm house so we spent much of our time relaxing, enjoying great meals, talking about our kids, old times, the future, music, politics, sports; you name it. I even ventured out on a short but much needed run. Thanks guys for an awesome time. It was so nice to spend time with you again. We will be back !!!  

Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run

I cannot believe how many visitors this event attracts. We counted 7 busses in the parking lot and there must have been thousands of people there. We probably chose the busiest days of all, Sunday on the Thanksgiving weekend, but this was just unreal and took away from witnessing this natural phenomena. And of course everyone has a camera or cell phone so the shoreline was jam packed with iPhones, tripods and SLRs. This was a huge surprise to us. I had thought that perhaps we would see twenty or thirty cars in the parking lot and knew that this wasn't going to be a private affair but this was over the top. You live and learn. If I ever go back it will be mid week, later in the month and I will try to find another spot further up the river.   

Courtney & Nori, Engagement Photos

We met Courtney and Nori at Courtney's sister Brittany's wedding in July. They were really impressed by the photos we took and our presence on the wedding day and wanted to book us for their wedding on May 9th 2015. But before the big day next year we met up at the BX Trail for engagement photos. We live very close the BX Trail but have never done a photo shoot there. We had a good time on the trail and by the waterfall and it won't be the last time we shoot here. I think Courtney and Nori enjoyed the setting as well. This was their first visit to the trail. Thanks guys for trekking along with us and we are looking forward to May next year.

Salt Spring Island

Our friends, Dagny and Philippe, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary last week and we felt quite lucky that the chose to mark the day and spend time with us biking around Salt Spring Island. We had stellar weather and enjoyed good food and company. Aside from a few steep sections biking on the island was excellent. Especially on the north east shore and the morning ride from Ganges to the ferry at Fulford Harbour.