Friday Harbour – Lake Simcoe

Summer 2020 my wife and I went for a drive to check out the brand new Friday Harbour on the west side of Lake Simcoe.  I learned of Friday Harbour from the TV show Powerboat Television.

Friday Harbour is a brand new high-end town home and condo community that contains walking trails, golf course, docks, restaurant, beach, jet ski rentals, bike rentals, canoe rentals, sailing lessons, pool and shopping that are all open to the public (and I believe even more than I’m listing here). Simply drive into this impressive development and enjoy a walk around the grounds and visit some of the shops while you sip a Starbucks and much on a Beaver Tail. Because of the C-19 fiasco, many of the events and tables they would have setup to encourage people to come and stay were not present.  However for our first visit we still enjoyed visiting this impressive development.

Here is the Powerboat TV piece where they visit Friday Harbour (they cover Friday Harbour in the beginning and end of the clip) -> YouTube Vid

Here is the Friday Harbour website -> LINK

Photography details: Fuji XT4 + Fuji 16-80/4 lens

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 →