Being a kiltie I always enjoy running into other kilt wearers. At the Halifax Citadel all of the guard was kilted. Cool! The piper, originally from Hong Kong, learned how to play the pipes on Skype! Amazing! And he could really make the pipes go.
This is a fave shot from the trip. Can’t say why, it just is. (Maybe it’s the hole in the hose??)
Canon G11 looking out, looking down.
From the San Francisco Bay Area to Halifax, Nova Scotia and back–by train. Incredible 10,000 mile trip! Surreal end to the whole thing while waiting a couple of hours for the shuttle bus in the Martinez Amtrak station. I felt like I was in an R. Crumb comic entitled “Welcome back to the good ol’ USofA.” The entire Canadian experience was quite a contrast.
This was my last shot of the trip–not the best of the last, but THE last. The G11 was packed away for the bus ride, so this shot of the train leaving us behind is from my handy iPhone camera.
[I’ll put together an album of my fave shots of the trip sometime soon.]
iPhone catches the moment.
We’re about to board the train for the LONG ride from Toronto to Vancouver. There’s no Wi-Fi during this leg of the journey except at major station stops. I’ll try to do a post with photo(s) during the longish layover in Winnipeg.
Addendum: here’s a chartreuse cap shot taken during the layover in Winnipeg.
Canon G11 ex post facto.
Tomorrow in the early AM we hop the train for the long ride west. There’s no Wi-Fi for the majority of the five day trip so this is pretty much it until we reach Vancouver. I will miss eastern Canada, and especially Québec.
Today it was very rainy. It’s the first day we had to hole up because it was too wet to venture out. But hey, we wrote some email, ate some food, drank a few beers…
The view from the hotel window early this afternoon (FYI, the dull looking, silo-like building lights up spectacularly at night–the lighting the result of an international art project).
And a camera view looking up and to the right at the Hotel Belley bar.
Canon G11 before packing the bags.
I’ve done a fair amount of “abstract” photos on the trip, but this is the first I’ve posted. (Too many beers??) Anyway, this is a camera lens view through our window this rainy night in Quebec City.
Canon G11 pushing through rain drops.