Sep 14

Squid Courtship and Mating

One of the main reasons that we love diving so much is that it gives us the chance to descend right into a natural ecosystem and watch nature up close.  Unlike on land where it can take quite some time to see animals interacting, underwater we are much more able to actually observe animal behaviour …

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Aug 30

Sea Turtle Rescue in Bonaire

Jeff and I were very lucky to get to go on a trip to Klein Bonaire with Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (bonaireturtles.org).  Staff and volunteers go to this tiny protected island near Bonaire every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to monitor nests. We didn’t get our hopes up for seeing any turtles because some days there …

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Aug 17

Our year of travels has officially begun!

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Jeff and I are officially on a year off for travelling!!   Technically, we’re also continuing to finish the MEd we started last year (the cause of the embarrassingly poor updating of this blog).  But since it’s all online, we figured we should take advantage of this year to travel. Our first stop is Bonaire, …

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Apr 23

Video of Scuba Diving in Cozumel, Mexico

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This video is our first attempt at using our new GoPro (Hero3 Silver) to film our diving.  It was initially a bit of a challenge to position it properly since there is no screen to see what’s being filmed.  It worked much better than expected though, and it’s the first time we’ve kept an underwater …

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Feb 19

Cross-Canada Drive Day #4 – Edmonton, AB to Fort Smith, NT

After loading the car to the roof with supplies, it was finally time to set out on our longest leg of the journey: Edmonton, Alberta to Fort Smith, Northwest Territories.  Unfortunately, although Fort Smith lies directly north of Edmonton as the crow flies, as the road goes is not so direct and this trip takes …

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Feb 17

Cross-Canada Drive Day #3 – Winnipeg, MB to Edmonton, AB

Day 3 was Prairies Day!  We visited all three prairie provinces as we headed west, leaving Manitoba, driving right across Saskatchewan, and finally arriving in Alberta.  We stayed the night in Edmonton to do some power shopping to stock up for our return to the north.  Nothing prepares you more for the stress of shopping …

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