Sunday, 28 August 2011

Iron Day

Seven hours into our eight hour journey on Friday I was reminded that this was Ironman weekend here in Penticton. The biggest, craziest weekend of the year here and we kinda just sauntered right into the thick of it.

Here are pics of a bunch of people splashing about in a lake. Not that exciting, but we walked downtown at 6 am to get these shots - so here they are:

Chad and Mini (by "we walked downtown at 6 am" I meant us three - the Eff, the Goose and the Tik did not come downtown at 6 am):

Bikers biking:

And that was that - the first competitors arrived back in town some 8.5 hours later but I suppose most of them are still on the course (which closes at midnight). It all kinda inspired me... then my back twinged a bit and I wondered if I'd be able to walk back up the hill to Grannie and Grandad's for my morning coffee without calling in the support vehicle...

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Hastily Coordinated Trip To The Sun

We made the rather spur of the moment decision to drive up to the Okanagan and visit G's family this weekend. Boat & car rides...

In zee pool:

The cousins all together:

The key attraction at the Penticton Farmer's Market :: freshly made potato chips on a stick! (pretty darn tasty):

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Here we have two opposite approaches - protective gear wise - to wasp nest eradication. But more importantly... how long do I have to wait, exactly, for the tucked-in jacket look to catch on?

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Another Journey by Bicycle

We had Kevin and his GoPro fish eye lens zip around the property on his bike... to cool effect (especially the downhill bit in the second half)...

Below is Version Two, the non music-enhanced version... copyright laws preventing the use of the tune have thereby given us increased Kevinal grunts and throat clears:

The Final Countdown

Placing headphones on Fergus and gently playing Smiths song as he slumbers has yet to yield any positive results. For me to gain any influence I see that I may have to resort to more direct methods - ie. produce soundtracked youtube videos of games like Halo, Minecraft, Call of Duty*... This is, after all, how Fergus has come to enjoy his two current favourite songs:
1. Bleed It Out by Linkin Park
2. The Final Countdown by Europe

You need not be familiar with my musical preferences to guess that this is the first time I’ve ever written the word Linken next to Park. And here is a photo of Europe from their prime – perhaps peddling some Pert:

Fergus thinks they look cool and is very impressed that I was alive back in the 80’s when these guys ruled the Swedish airwaves.

Here we are squinting and discussing indie pop and hair metal bands...

*Fergus is the King of the Youtubes (currently at 81 channel subscriptions and counting)

Trimming the helicopter

Night and day:

Trimming the newly purchased helicopter:

Pimms drinker (not a helicopter trimmer):

I have no idea what trimming a helicopter means. Its something Kevin says.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Exploding Boy

...and other adventures as we struggle through this epic 19 degree heat wave that is summer...

The family supporting the guy who plays ruptures his quad muscle annually in a soccer tournament:

Cousin Cullan and family have arrived for a visit...

Bird nest material:

Bike ride...

Getting two people hooked on Angry Birds simultaneously!

Pad Thai:

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Blistering Barnacles

Nothing says summer like Captain Haddock in a Hammock:

Signs the recoup is coming along swimmingly (cyclingly?):

Sport of the future :: kick brother from swing (needs catchier title)...

Rejected cookout idea #742... tinfoiled s'mores:

Sunday, 7 August 2011

1960's Film

Testing out the 8mm App...

8mm Weir's Beach from mesmith on Vimeo.

Music :: Forever and Ever Amen - The Drums

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Camera Obscura

More phoney photos...