To me, a good match means a trail pulling me further into the mountains. Aside from the fun of picking one’s way across the creek to the other side, this trail to Opal Cone always seems reminiscent of the journey to Mordor – especially in deep fog.
Despite the residential area only a few hundred metres away, solitude can be found on a lonely spit and with a bright jacket, you can stand out in a crowd even when no one is around.
While repurposing fallen trees for fencing makes practical sense, it takes a comical person to leave the root system intact.
One of the photos I took on a self-challenge to come up with as many local, neon signs as possible during a month. Despite the name and description, it is a Greek restaurant!
While the objective may be clear, it’s always helpful to have a cairn mark the path.
Somewhere between here and there, we decided to take a break and stopped for coffee in Lillooet. While we looked forward with anticipation to drinking our brew, it almost seemed a shame to destroy our barista’s creation.
A few years ago, once at the col we had the choice to either head south or go north up to Mount Webb, since time would not allow us to bag both peaks. So while not exactly a new horizon, a climb to the summit of Mount MacDonald may definitely find a spot on next year’s todo list.
Relax – easy for you to say when your meal arrives on a plate, whereas I have to keep an eagle eye on my supper running out there through the grass.
While typical pottery firings are a rather long, slow process taking a few hours to bring the temperature up and a drawn out cooling process, Raku tends to quickness. Using an insulated 45 gallon steel drum as a kiln with a propane fired tiger torch as the heat provider, it only takes about twenty minutes to raise the temperature up to 1800° F. Then the fun begins as you gingerly lift out the red hot pot with iron tongs, place it on a bed of shredded newspaper and fine wood shavings, which instantly burst into flames, and then cover the still flaming piece with a metal pail to use up the oxygen and reduce the glaze. With luck and magic the dull dried glaze will transform into a glassy multicoloured finish in minutes.