Photography has been my passion and hobby for more years than my memory can remember. I ride, I drive, I walk, I cycle, I also meander on the streets of Vancouver and have done so for decades. Maybe not so much walking these days but you will seldom, if ever, find me without a camera of some sort. I am always learning new techniques and visit many photo forums and a couple of years ago I stumbled across another fellow Vancouverite who happens to also take photos and travels on the streets of Vancouver. One thing I noticed from his posts is that we are always following in each other's footsteps missing each other by mere days. It's a wonder that we have not bumped into each other, by chance. For months I have been trying to catch up with him but he is an elusive "fish".
Today was the Big Day . . .
Here is my first glimpse of Wayne, the meander who is author of THIS BLOG I arrived early this morning to pick him up and drive him to my usual breakfast spot for breakfast
As I don't carry passengers on my bike, I decided to use my dusty 'Vette . Wayne told me that he feels more comfortable behind a camera, rather than in front so I rushed to snap a blurry grabshot before he noticed
Every Saturday morning for over a decade I have been meeting "the guys" for breakfast at this Kitsilano eatery on 4th Avenue
(Bill, David, Gord & Wayne)
Today we also had another visitor, David from Toronto . Over breakfast we often talk about this and that and today was no different . We like to solve the world's problems before we leave . No food pOrn today
Mine was the plate on the left, my usual sausages with eggs, and Wayne had the French Toast w/syrup. It was delicious as you will surmise.
We also had lots of their excellent coffee blend . Soon enough it was time to leave and we ended up talking more camera talk. I demonstrated how to operate a 4x5 field camera, and ended up taking our photo using my radio remote control shutter release
(L-R: Wayne & Myself)
In a couple of weeks Wayne is off to Boston and we will get together again when he gets back and perhaps walk about snapping photos together.
We soon parted ways and I transported Wayne downtown and I managed to grab another image of him, with my iPhone4, before he exited the car
Our Company would prefer that we do not carry our vacation days over to the next year, which is based upon your aniversary date of hire, mine being mid-October. Prior to last year it was calculated on the calendar year which ended December 31st and I often took extra days off during the Christmas week. Not that you needed to know all of this detail, so next week I am off on Vacation. No plans, nothing set in stone, sort of a "go with the flow" sort of random non-planning. I look forward to shedding my work attire and dressing down
I worked so hard on my sandal tan and now that I am breaking in a new pair, the straps go the opposite way ruining the strap pattern. This new pair (Teva: Zilch) is a minimal design which is foldable for travelling. They are so flexible you can roll them up and when they are on they are so light it feels like you are barefoot. My commuter car has a manual transmission, and with these sandals on you can really feel the clutch engage.
I am not sure if they are better than the Vibram FiveFingers , perhaps Steel Cupcake can give a review of her pair.
It's not often I take time off from work and not go anywhere. Maybe I'll just work on my sandal tan