I hope you don’t unfollow because of this scary mummified salmon I captured in a dried up riverbed in the Paradise Valley. Chum salmon have CRAZY teeth. But the craziest thing is that there were many portions of the river where salmon had laid their eggs last year which didn’t hatch before the water level went down. While walking I found a tiny hole something had dug in the sand and noticed eggs all around it. Confused at first, I dug a bit myself and found the area was teeming with rotting eggs just under the surface of the sand. Millions of eggs won’t make their way to become fish, so it’s a good thing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans hatches something like 400 million per year in their Salmonid Enhancement program that’s been running since 1977.
The view from @thepeakvancouver studios this morning. I just realized I’ve been doing a weekly feature from this perch for almost 5 years now! This May will be the anniversary. #peakmornings
This 745 foot wide public art installation is currently stretched between the 24th floor of the Fairmont Waterfront and the Vancouver Convention Centre West. It’s a part of #TED2014 and at night becomes an interactive piece controlled by you and your phone. Get down and see it before March 21st as it’ll likely leave town as soon as the supergenius tent gets folded up for the year. #yvr #vancouverbc #vancouverisawesome #vancity #igersvancouver #britishcolumbia
The @museumofvan is opening an exhibit called ‘Rewilding Vancouver’ on February 27th and they sent out this photo in their promo kit. Amazing. Looking forward to checking it out. #vancouverisawesome #yvr #vancouver
That time my SON and I made it onto The @HudsonsBay Company’s twitter #stripespotting sharing a milkshake at @saveonmeats. Photo by @katiekronbauer.
A couple years ago my family and I fell in love with #Vancouver’s Olympic Village. A few months later we were living here thanks to a year-long partnership I facilitated with @rennievancouver where I was blogging about the experience. We now live just across from the Village proper, on 1st Ave in Southeast False Creek, and as #Olympics fans love being surrounded by the legacies of the Vancouver Winter Games. We went out and played ball hockey in our 2010 #teamcanada jerseys today (a gift from @nike during the Games - mine has KRONBAUER on the back and my son’s says ARLO) right next to the Olympic Truce Installation. You’ll notice on the top left square there’s a circle missing. That’s illustrating that this is the artwork used for the #Van2010 medals; from what I understand there was a large piece of First Nations art that they were all cut from, no two being the same. My friend @shawnparkinson worked on it and can tell you more.
Another one of the sweet old trophies that #CKNW radio has in their case. This one’s from 1998. LOVE the stylized map of #britishcolumbia.
On #saltspring, and most all of the Gulf Islands, there are roadside stands like this one that are unmanned and rely on the honour system. Take a dozen eggs from this Fowl Mood Farm one and leave the money in the tin. Others have pies, bacon (!), vegetables, wool products etc. It’s quite a thing, the honour system. Also, look closely to the left and behind this one and you’ll see the world’s friendliest sheep photobombing. It let @katiekronbauer pet it! #explorebc
So this is pretty gross: A friend wanted to show us what a red rock crab looks like by pulling up one of the ropes at the end of this pier, which we THOUGHT had a crab trap at the end of it. However once the end of the rope reached the surface there was a severed bull’s head tied to it, horns and all. The only thing I could think of was that the person who put it there was letting the animals of the sea make quick work of cleaning the flesh off of it so that they could hang it on the wall of their garage. It served us right for pulling up what we thought was someone else’s trap, as some consider that piracy (even though we weren’t going to take anything out of it but a look).
I guess I totally lied when I said my last #saltspring photo might be my LAST Salt Spring photo. Sorry! :)
Pretty sure this is the last photo I’ll be sharing from our trip to #saltspring (although I won’t hold myself to that as a promise, just in case I dig up one I forgot I took). This was shot from #bcferries on the way home. One of the last views of this wonderful (and large) Gulf Island. Next up, Mayne Island? We’ll see.