Iona Beach Park
With social distancing, we are trying to
stay appart from other people, but still get outside. Last month
we tried QE Park, but the crowds were getting large and many of
the trails aren't wide enough that you can keep adaquat distance
while you pass. I thought I would try a bit less popular of
a park - Iona Beach. The parking lot wasn't full and the
trails were almost empty so you don't feel so bad being outside.
On the drive back to town we saw what I first thought was a dog
but I quickly realized was a Coyote! We pulled over to take
a photo, but the Coyote really didn't like that - he went into the
bushes. A minute later, he came out again going where ever
he was going. We tried parking a few places, but the Coyote
always payed us a wide berth.
I never really understood the relationship
between the phase of the moon and when the moon sets and rises. If
you do the math, to be a full moon (the face is covered in
sunlight), the moon has to be in opposition (other side of the
planet) from the sun so on a 12 hour day, a full moon will rise
roughly when the sun is setting. When this happens around
the equinox, you get a moon rise just as the sun sets and the
exposure from the moon is roughly equal with the exposure from
Being my first time trying to take a photo of this, I decided for
a wide angle shot so it wouldn't be a write off if I made a
One of the benefits of a high resolution sensor is that you can
crop the image pretty hard and still get a decent image.
It was late enough in spring that it wasn't super cold standing
around at night.
With the Covid-19 lock down, a lot of things
have gotten quiet. For a few evenings I went down to
Granville Island to take time lapses of sunset.
Pacific Spirit Park
It was a nice enough day and we wanted to
get out of the house, but the seawall would be crazy. We
though of trying a trail in Pacific Spirit Park, near UBC.
Happy Birthday Nara!
At this point there was not protocols for getting kids
together. You couldn't invite other kids over for a birthday
party so Nara did a "Virtual" birthday party where her and three
friends connected via Facetime and did things together. Each
kid got the same kit which include a jewelry project and
cupcakes. Nara had a good time.
Claira wanted to make
Nara a Pinata so we did in Claira's room in secret. Having not
made a Pinata before, we used cardboard and made it look like a
birthday cake (Claira's idea). The cardboard was corrugated
with two faces and was taped together to make the shape. The
cake was full of Candy. We used Crepe paper to decorate the
The Pinata was WAY too
strong. The kids whacked, whacked and whacked some more and
were unable to break the pinata. At one point, our stick
(which was from a tent on Claira's bed) started to
splinter. Eventually I had to hit it to cause a
failure they kids could exploit.
Nara wanted pumpkin pie for her
birthday cake. Wish granted.
Tags: time lapse(4), sunset(4), piñata(4), Science World(2), Olympic Village(2), moon(2)
People: Nara(4), Claira(3)
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