Achieving new heights...

I started the new year in the Bahamas looking after S/Y Good Life. From the Caribbean, I ventured further south to close out the spring season by experiencing the sights and sounds of Peru and Bolivia. In particular, Peru's Sacred Valley and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia where I visited the world's largest salt flats. In April I traveled to Kathmandu via Delhi with a plan to trek to Mount Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364m. This is the staging area for climbing expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest. The remainder of the year was spent exploring Canada with visits to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and Bella Coola, British Columbia where I photographed the iconic grizzly bear during salmon spawning season on the Atnarko river in Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park.

Spread eagle - Late afternoon touchdown. Bird Island, Nova Scotia. Aug 2018

Great blue herons causally enjoy pecking for a late afternoon snack. Bird Islands, Nova Scotia. Aug 2018

The only landing strip at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal, also known as Lukla Airport, and is one of the world's most dangerous airports. Lukla, Nepal. April 2018

Chanting training for these young bhuddists monk students. Thame, Nepal. April 2018

Stormy weather on the horizon (taken from S/Y Good Life). North Atlantic Ocean. June 2018

Sashimi diet for this grizzly. Atnarko River, Bella Coola, British Columbia. Sept 2018

This grizzlies fur wring technique for water around his neck and face. Atnarko River, Bella Coola, British Columbia. Sept 2018

Great Blue heron does a low level pass over the rocky shoreline of the Atnarko River. Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Bella Coola, British Columbia. Sept 2018

Sundown over the worlds largest water ladened salt flats. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, Mar 2018

Sally lightfoot crab enjoys the late day sunset. Miraflores, Lima, Peru. Mar 2018

This Quechuan women uses 10,000 year-old methods for spinning, dying and weaving rainbow textiles like those she is wearing. Chinchero, Peru. March, 2018

Snowy owl fly-by. Wolfe Island, Ontario. Feb 2018

Warm sunset with S/Y Good Life anchored off Honeymoon Beach. Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas. Jan 2018

Cho La summit is a pass located at 5,420m. Between Thagnak and Dzongla, Nepal. April 2018

In the mix..., 4 dog team - Canadian Dryland Championship, Bristol, Quebec. Oct 2018

Attack posture. Canadian Dryland Championship, Bristol, Quebec. Oct 2018

The dock launch..., Charleston Lake, Ontario. July 2018

The porter. Everest Base Camp Trek, May 2018

Surfs up! Sanderlings enjoying the ocean surf. Lee Stcking Island, Great Exuma, Bahamas. Jan 2018

Tending to her cattle. Everest Base Camp Trek. Nepal. April 2018