Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Boys


The artist off to work (outside the Vancouver Art Gallery)

Chuck e Cheese

Coffee anyone?
Mmmmm Hot chocolate

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More of the Boys by Joe

Not many of our pics I’ve made that you can open up in a larger pic, but these are so cool, click on the pic and the higher res bigger image will open up.


The Boys by Joe



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The Boys by Joe

All images by Joe Sales, our Canadian buddie who spent the last 6 months in Dunedin NZ. We spent the morning down at Spanish Banks and Vanier Park in Vancouver. The temp was about 5°C and as you can see there was plenty of frost about and the sky was a stunning blue.

© All pics the property of Joe, but go and visit his flickr pics @





Beastie Boys





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Hey all.

Making the most of an offer of a car for the weekend from some friends, we headed off up to Whistler for the day.

Not the most stylish of people on the hill today, still cool.
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Granville Island

You guys may have noticed that Granville Island gets a lot of mention on this travelblog.

There are several very simple reasons for that…

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Canadian trees are whimps.

So the weather forecasters on the TV were all in a tizz over the storm that was heading our way for today Monday.

UpDate: The papers and tv weather people can’t stop talking about the storm that hit us Monday??? What storm, there were winds in town here around 70-90km, sure inland and up the coast they had sort of decent winds of 120km but still. Trees were down and 2 days later 30,000 people are still without power just south of here?

Backing the buss up a little, the weather is presented here in a very different way as to what we are used to in NZ. Indeed the average Kiwi at least has some idea what a weather map. It contains fronts, isobars, Highs and Lows and arrows denoting wind direction. We are also relatively well educated on what this all means. Take for instance Tuesday’s map for midnight NZ.

Weather Map NZ

This map is relatively simple to decode. There is a font crossing over the North Island, with a trough hitting the bottom of the South Island. The isobars are more or less vertical, so there will be cold air drawn up from the south, Invercargill is not the place to be tonight, nor for that fact the Catlins or even WGTN. The weather should be quite unsettled too.

Now take a look at this baby. Same isobar map, same day, location entire Canada.

Canada Isobar

I don’t know about you (and I have a degree in this stuff), where the heck is Canada, and what is going on?
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Becks appeal – Warning Nudity!!!

I was among one of the 48,000 people that made their way to BC Place Stadium last night to see Beckham play against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

LA Galaxy


Score Board

On the whole the game was as expected a little disappointing, except that the Vancouver Whitecaps dominated nearly every aspect of the game and blew two golden opportunities to win the game outright (that I didn’t see coming). Becks managed to attract at least 43,000 with the other 5,000 the normal Whitecaps crowd. The Whitecaps have a proud and strong history of football in North America, with the greatest ever player to play for the Whitecaps was the one and only Everton and England legend Alan Ball (who passed away this year). Ball was one of the main players in the 1966 England squad that won the only World Cup for old blighty.
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