Photos that represent meaningful events in 2005.
Adam and I discovered Lighthouse Park, and really started to understand just how big things are in BC. We spent some time hiking in January, when it stopped raining long enough for us to do so.
We snowshoed to the very top of a mountain. It was the first time either Adam or I had been on the peak of any real mountain.
artyste came to visit from Kamloops, and we immediately got along swimmingly. We’ve known each other for years, but this was the first time we actually met… We spent a day just wandering around taking pictures of stuff. It was great.
We finally started to get some furniture in the new apartment, so we could pick up our computers off the office floor. It was amazing.
Adam & I went on our first real mountain biking excursion with people from his work. It was a two-day thing, and on the first day I didn’t drink enough water in the 30 degree heat and ended up getting seriously nasty heatstroke. I felt like I wanted to die. On the second day I fell off my bike and hurt my knee, which meant I had to hike the rest of the way down the mountain. All in all, it was an awesome trip.
I was taking a women’s mountain biking course and I managed to seriously injure myself in the second last class. I ended up on crutches for about a week, and was worried that I broke it, but got it checked out and it was only a sprain. I did some physiotherapy for a few weeks, and it got mostly better. I really wanted to get back on my bike. This spawned the decision to buy me a New Bike, my Kona Dawg.
Adam and I went to the Vancouver 2005 Tall Ships Festival, where we got to see a lot of tall ships. This photo is particularly relevant because it was one of the pictures that was printed in Pacific Yachting magazine – thus become my first officially published photograph. It was printed in the October issue of PY.
Adam, Tara and I got together and went to every one of the Festival of Lights fireworks shows. It was a good time, although I don’t think we’ll watch from English Bay again.
It’s actually impossible to choose just one photo to show what was important about September. First, Adam and I got married on the 4th, which was fantastic and turned out beautiful. Second, we drove all the way back to BC over 9 days, taking pictures the entire trip. There is just too much to choose from. This picture we set up (totally redoing our pose from the playground taken earlier in the year by Jordy,) and took on the honeymoon in the Rockies.
On my birthday (October 1st,) Tara, Adam and I drove up Mount Seymour for the first time. It was the only one of the three big mountains on the North Shore that we hadn’t yet visited.
Okay, I did not take this picture, Adam did – but it is relevant, because I chopped a whole lot of my hair off. I had kept it long for the wedding, and it had been long for a very, very long time – at least six years, I believe. It felt so nice to cut it all off like that.
When we lived in Pitt Meadows and had to take the Skytrain into town a lot, we went past this bus/train station often. Every single time I went past it, I would either say to Adam or think to myself, I really have to come back here and get off at this station at night so I can take a picture of the place. It took me over a year to actually do this, but I did, and here it is. I love the way the station looks at night.
And that is my 2005 in pictures.