Lost Bike Ride

At the end of the year I evitable start going through my folders of photographs and end up finding a few that I forgot about or just for some reason never shared. I dubbed these “the lost bike ride”, a short trip to the Honoré Beaugrand area of Montreal where we visited the Poulier de la Longue Pointe parc that faces île grosbois which me and Victor have for a long time wanted to bike around. This day, we arrived too late and the last ferry of the day was just about to leave. We decided against taking a ferry ride as we would have had to turn back again as soon as we landed. Instead we biked up the long shoreline until we could find a secluded place to stop and eat our picnic.

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Adventures on a train bridge…

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Toronto Tradition

I have what I call a Toronto Tradition where I go every year to celebrate my friend Derek’s birthday even though it’s the dead of winter. It started 4 years ago when I took my first ever trip there on a whim and I have never missed his birthday since. It’s such an odd time to travel but this year we didn’t get caught in any blizzard so I was thankful for that and we travelled by train which was so much better than by bus. Below are some of the photos I captured during the quick 3 day trip there:

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The trip started at 6am on Saturday after me Victor and me boarded our VIA rail train in Montreal. It was the first time we have taken the train there and it was so nice because they had free wifi. I may have spent the whole trip there on Etsy when I wasn’t taking photos outside the window.

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I made Victor pose for me as I played around with double exposures. He chose to do the ‘thinking man’.

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We checked into our hotel room in Chinatown that we love so much and settled in for the weekend.

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A Look Back At Summer: Pick Your Own Blueberries

pick your own blueberries (5)I thought since this week I was supposed to pick apples but that got cancelled that I’d share a few photos from my pick your own blueberries adventure I had with my friend Zara this summer. I really love the idea of getting fruit directly from the farm, it just seems such a wonderful relationship between the grower and me as a consumer. Up until last year I had never done it before but it was such a great experience I was excited to do more. Zara has a car which is wonderful because being a city girl and living on transit I cannot actually get myself to farms on my own. We rode out to this random farm I had found the day before online and spent a few hours under the hot sun eating and picking blueberries until we were exhausted. It was really hard work, much harder than apples that are for sure. Zara picked and ate so many, she was like a pro. I gave up after a while and just took photos of the blueberry bushes – lol. The only disappointment was they didn’t have their raspberry picking open which would have been amazing as it’s my one of my favourite summer fruits. It was really fun though, and the store they had there sold the most amazing apple juice and honey. I was so happy I picked some up because it’s just so great getting unpasteurized produce when you can. The best thing though is I ended up with so many blueberries I was able to freeze a whole bunch on the day I picked them so I have fresh local blueberries sitting in my freezer to make cupcakes or just adding to my yogurt for the next few months.  Anyways, here are the photos of our day picking blueberries.

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Prince Edward Island Day 3: Camping and the North Point

I am getting so close to the end of my Prince Edward Island series, today I am sharing the beginning of Day 3. It was such a crazy trip since we basically drove almost all of Day 1 and Day 3 as well. We did stick around in PEI for a bit longer then we anticipated because I don’t think neither me, Zara or Victor wanted to leave. So we chilled out in the morning and did our own things before checking out of the campsite and getting into the car to checking out the north point mid-morning. There were so many photos to go through so it’s another 2 partier so look out for it next week. There will be a double post next week because I realize it’s been all about PEI this month and maybe you’re a little bored of it so don’t worry next week is the second half and little something something extra. I have work still midnight tonight and am not looking forward to it so wish me luck and I hope you are ready for Friday because I have some amazing baby photos of Butter to share with you.

Camping and cuddles! I woke up to watch the sunset – its was underwhelming and since I had to crawl over Victor to reach my camera I just went back to bed. whamp whamp.

Seriously, the view from the tent was amazing. I spent an hour with the side door of our tent open and just watched the sun and the ocean – it was so relaxing.

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Prince Edward Island Day 2: Lighthouse and Sunsets

More photos from my amazing adventure to Prince Edward Island. We are taking off right after the end of the last weeks Day 2 (if you haven’t checked it out click here). We start our journey in New Glasgow, PEI and head to find a lighthouse and found so much more, check it out below.

prince edward island (1) prince edward island (2)These were shot in New Glasgow right behind the restaurant we went to for supper. It was a really pretty region and I love the river coming in from the ocean that winds around the town.

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Day 1: Travelling to Prince Edward Island

So last weekend I got an offer from my friend Zara to go on a road trip and camp because she had wanted to go to Prince Edward Island. For those of you who don’t know Canadian geography, it’s an island/province on the east coast tip of Canada on the Atlantic Ocean just across from the province of New Brunswick. It’s roughly a 12hour drive from the Montreal. I was really excited because the farthest east in Canada I have been is Quebec City and have never been to either NB or PEI before. As well I am a huge lover of islands (I grew up on an island) and always feel so spiritually happy being near the ocean. I really wanted to show you some of my photos from the trip so I thought I’d share them over the next few Thursdays.

prince edward island (1)After a few wrong turns we made it out of Montreal and hit the road just after 7am.

prince edward island (5)First stop of the trip was this random town because Zara gave up on finding a small town bakery for breakfast.

prince edward island (4)After passing Quebec City we saw our first peak of the Atlantic Ocean and then headed inland again

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Lomography Wednesday

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