Caribbean Cruise – Feb 2020 – Norwegian Getaway

Late February 2020, my wife and I took a brief winter escape on the NCL Getaway.  A Caribbean cruise that sailed out of New Orleans.  On this 7 day cruise we visited Cozumel, Roatan, Belize and Costa Maya.  When we returned to New Orleans we had a few hours before we needed to arrive at the Louis Armstrong airport so we had some time walking the streets of New Orleans. Continue Reading →

Tobermory & the Bruce Penninsula

Summer 2019 my family did a couple day trip to the popular tourist area of Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula. A beautiful area to visit.  For our trip we went mid-week which we learned afterwards was a wise choice due to how busy this area can get on a weekend.  Google map link.

On this trip I took the Fuji X-T2 and the Fuji 16-55mm F2.8 lens. Continue Reading →

CUBA – Memories Resort in Holguin Province

Late January 2019 my wife and I took a one week vacation to Cuba. More specifically to the southeast corner of Holguin province. This was our first trip to Cuba. Flight and all bookings were done through Sunwing, a popular travel agency specializing in exotic southern locations.

Our trip to Holguin province entailed a week long stay at Memories resort and four unique outings. Excursion #1 was a 1/2 day catamaran cruise that took us to two shallow reefs for snorkeling followed by a fantastic seafood lunch at a private restaurant. Excursion #2 was a 3 hour experience that took us to a local market. Excursion #3 was a 1/2 day trip to the city of Holguin. Excursion #4 was a 1.5hr adventure where we walked from the resort (lead by a local guide) to a intricate cave system for some subterranean exploring. The photos I share in this post are from each of our experiences during our week in Cuba. Continue Reading →

Snowdon Park – Minden Hills

On December 31, 2018 I went for a walk with family to Snowdon Park, just a short drive east of Minden. This was our first visit to this 460 preserve.

Needless to say, going in the middle of winter results in plain white snow covered photographs. So my search was to find something … anything of interest that wasn’t simply a tree covered in snow. During our visit we walked most of the trail system except the one large loop that has an old abandoned car. That would have made for an interesting photo and in hindsight I should have requested we find the car, but that will have to be for another visit. Continue Reading →