Monday, August 21, 2017

Arts Alive In The Park

Arts Alive in the Park was on once again this past Saturday and Sunday. It's a yearly event where "local artists
display their work and present it for sale". And there was a good bit of it to be had.
This was the 16th - or maybe the 17th, they're not quite sure - year of this event at Willingdon Beach.

 Painting, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, photography and much more, was on display.

Gerry Chabot, photographer, and his prints.

 The artist at work.

Musical entertainment performed on the stage ...

.. and Romeo the Fry Guy was one of several food vendors on site. Lots of people, lots of things
to run an eye over, and hopefully lots of wallets got cracked.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Not For Me

Have I ever been up in an ultralight? No
Have I ever had the opportunity? No
Given the chance, would I go? No

This is a Beaver RX550, and as you can see, a 2-seater amphibian. Locally-owned since 2010, though I haven't
spotted it before. It flew by Wednesday. And as noted elsewhere, maybe a bit too light and open for me.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Sea Imp XI

For someone like me, who takes a lot of tugboat photos, it's a pleasure to see a new boat in our local waters.
The Sea Imp XI was launched May 27th, so at less than 3 months old she's barely wet her keel.

She was built in Maple Ridge, at the Sylte Shipyard, for Catherwood Towing. They've apparently put her
on the City Transfer drop-trailer barge run, as I've seen her here the last week or 2, with these the first photos
as she leaves the Mill harbour.  A fine looking boat.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Diving The Malahat

The Malahat is the wreck of a very well know 5-masted schooner that rests in the water just off the breakwater at the Mill
logpond, and she has become a popular dive site. (There's info and a photo at her Wikipedia entry.)

These two young men were preparing to make the dive when I caught them on Tuesday.

As a dive site the Malahat gets great reviews - while there may not be a lot of her left, apparently
the marine life around her is something to see.

Not only is he carrying all that heavy gear, he's carrying an extra 42 pounds of lead weight to
counteract the buoyancy of all that gear once he's in the water. 

One last check on that Nikon in it's waterproof housing.

And off they go to check out the Malahat.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Cranberry Lake 75 At Lindsay Park

Cranberry Lake, one of the 4 small communities that form Powell River, was incorporated as a village
75 years ago, and celebrations were held Sunday at several venues to commemorate the event. At
Lindsay Park there was entertainment ...

... lots of people milling around, gossiping and catching up ...

... and the Rotary Club grilled lots of dogs and flipped many burgers.

You could get your photo taken by a volunteer using your smart phone ...

... or you might even have had your photo taken by the Powell River Peak photog,
here sporting his Sony α7.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Zunga Juice

We don't have much choice in the way of food carts in our little city - this is one of the very few and
it's parked by the harbour wharfinger's office, where he can serve the South Harbour, the
walkers on the Seawalk and the folks waiting for the ferry.
Besides the smoothies and juice, they offer tacos and quesadillas and the like.

And much as I dislike those ubiquitous phones, I guess if he's mobile, he needs a mobile phone.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Blackberry Season

Our Blackberry Festival is on this week, the berries are out in abundance. And as
any experienced picker knows, if you own an old pair of coveralls, that's
what you wear to get into those hard-to-reach spots where the best berries are.