Posted in photography, travel, tagged British Columbia, Canada, chief stawamus, driftwood, granite monolith, mohawk creek, nature, port mellon, scenery, squamish, Squamish British Columbia, Stawamus Chief, Sunday Post, sunday post: surroundings, view on November 12, 2012 |
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These are photos of surroundings that hubby took during their vessel’s stay in Port Mellon
Port in British Columbia Canada. All the descriptions in each photo are also written by him. He is my guest blogger for today.
Mowhawk creek is located in Port Mellon near the Howe Sound Pulp Mill. Actually, the creek is naturally small but the mill expanded it and water that flows here is what the mill uses and that’s the reason why the valve is visible in the photo. Eventually, it became a habitat for salmon and is now a protected area. The abundance of rainfall is high thus providing the creek with lots of fresh and pure water.
chief stawamus mountain
Remember the “Cliffhanger” movie by Sylvester Stallone? Yes, it was shot entirely on this cliff/mountain which they call ” Chief Stawamus Mountain” or simply called Stawamus Chief ..a famous Indian chief. It is listed as the second largest granite monolith in the world and is very famous for mountain climbers during summer.
From the main gate of Squamish, it is still a long way walk to the town and along the road is a marsh land full of different water birds like this wild Canadian duck and other water fowls.
I’ve been visiting this place since the early 90′s since this place is a regular port of call of our company’s vessels.The 2 big drift woods in the photos were already here at that time til now. Further on the bent is the marina or yacht club. Squamish is just a small cozy town before but when the Winter Olympics was held here last 2010 it became a famous tourist attraction complete with malls, new shops, etc.
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Posted in travel, tagged antonio's grill, family, kangkong salad, rairaiken, ramen noodles, summit ridge, Taal Lake, Taal Volcano, Tagaytay, view. food on August 29, 2012 |
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It only took us about an hour drive to reach Tagaytay. It was a long weekend and a wonderful time to go out of town and spend bonding moments with the family. As soon as we arrived, i took some photos of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. Had a nice time basking in the scenery, watching the clouds, taking deep breaths and feeling the cool breeze on my face. It has been said that the scenery will rejuvenate the mind and uplift the spirit and i super agree on that.
During one of our adventures in Tagaytay, we’ve already experienced fine dining at Breakfast at Antonio’s which is a high-end restaurant, this time we decided to have lunch at Antonio’s Grill. Food at Antonio’s Grill is great, and i think the best part is trying out for the first time their kangkong (water spinach) salad with shrimp. The taste is so fresh, it has a little spicy bite, it is crunchy and taste so heavenly. Wow! I will surely include that in my favorite food list.
After lunch, we went straight to Summit Ridge which is just a short drive away from Antonio’s Grill. Chillax mode at Starbuck’s, just letting the hours go by, unmindful of time, feeling the chilly crispy wind of Tagaytay after all this cool weather is what attracts the people to the place.
Everyone is craving for hot soup and so for dinner we had ramen at RaiRaiKen. We’ve been here before and i must say that their ramen noodles are so good.
We leisurely strolled around after dinner, bought some souvenirs, just enjoying the view, watching people come in hordes even at 9pm, taking wacky photos of each other and just having fun.
Sweet family bonding moments.. my treasure.
Me talking to hubby “I can’t remember buying a kitty for a souvenir..” LOL it’s my kittycat Star invading my shopping bag.
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According to the “Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins,” the phrase is based on U.S. Weather Service terminology. This theory holds that cloud types are numbered, and that “cloud nine” is the designation given to “cumulonimbus” clouds, the highest-flying clouds around, making them an apt metaphor for being “on top of the world.” When “you’re on cloud nine” you feel wonderful ! Like nothing else is really very important. (Reference: wiki.answers)
At 30,000 feet, i am really on cloud 9.
The plane just landed in Manila. The feeling of excitement, extreme joy, to be back home again and be with my loved ones, this is my true definition of being on CLOUD 9.
- Clouds (caretdashcaret.wordpress.com)
- Sky paintings (ordinarygood.wordpress.com)
- Let’s talk about cloud – seriously! (oracleidentity.wordpress.com)
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the mountain-side at eomul-dong, ulsan south korea
bright-colored lanterns adorning the mountain-side
and here's a photo of the seated yeorae image (look closely at the rock)
Visiting the Seated Yeorae Image carved on rock surface in Eomul-dong was one of the stops during our Ulsan City Tour in South Korea. Since this place is located at the higher part of the mountain side, be ready to climb the stairs leading to the seated Yeorae. The lanterns adorning the side of the mountain are so colorful, swaying gently as the cool wind blows.
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