Hello, folks, how are you all doing?! I hope the festive holidays have treated you well and that your working on your new year's resolutions, I know I am. Things are cooking in the Resonance Reflection world. The final touches are getting done for the last page that'll be added to this web page. I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to sell prints of pictures I took from this summer cross country trip. I've been working for the last two months on getting that ready, and I'm happy to report that in a little over a week's amount of work left on the table, I can unveil my latest pieces of work with all of you. I'm not terribly inclined when it comes to technology, so I admit that it took me more time than I would have liked, but hey, there's only one way to learn! Please keep checking periodically for that unveiling to happen. I wish you all a great day, and keep warm and safe. Take care.

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Monday, December 12, 2017

Hello, how are you? I hope all is well and you're getting ready for the holiday season. Everything is going well on my end. I've been busy working on getting the Canadian Cross Country Road Trip blog entries and I'm happy to say I've completed all that I needed to write. With that in mind, I've gathered all the articles together and compiled it in book format for anyone that would be interested in reading my journey across this beautiful country I call home. I'm also working on having a series of photos printed and offer them to the public. I got a little bit of work left to materialize that project but stay tuned, and I'll  keep you in the loop. With that, I wish you all a happy and safe holiday. Take care!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Announcement time! Announcement time! I've decided that with the growing interest of creating content, for the next year I'll be placing time into writing original music for stock music. As some of you may or may not know I've been playing music now for almost eleven years.  I started playing music because I had a strong interest into the craft. I was involved into the metal genre and coming from a small community that it's main influence is bluegrass and cajun music, my choices of musicians helping me facilitate my personal endeavour was very slim. After getting my own electric guitar and amplifier, I instantly got a boss metal zone distortion pedal and started working on creating the music that I could call my own. Since then my musical tastes have changed. I enjoy bluegrass an cajun music, mainstream pop music, country, EDM, classical, jazz, orchestral music, and whatever that has a great melody. For the next year I'll be in Edmonton so that'll place landscape photography at a slower pace which opens up time for writing original music. I have the intention of offering this work to the public to use as stock content. I haven't decided if I'm going to charge for each song, it would make logical sense to do so, but that will be a decision that I'll make when I get to the end of this project. In the meantime I'll keep you posted on the progress. This should be fun I can't wait to share this content with you all. Until then, take care and I'll talk to you soon.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hello my dear friend how are you doing? Well I hope. I'm currently killing some time while waiting for my car to get it's winter shoes fitted because the winter season decided to start a little early this year. Its not completely uncommon for winter to start early  but for the last eight years that I've been here the earliest it would start would be in the end of October. Regardless like I said it's bound to start at some point so why not get it over with. The upside of the snow is snowboarding season will start soon which that gets my blood boiling. I'm a snowboarding fan. I'm not terribly good at it but I love the freedom of expression that's incorporated in the art of snowboarding and being a landscape photographer the views that you get when you go up chairlifts and the viewpoints you get on top of the ski runs are breath taking. I usually try to make my way to the Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park where they got three ski resorts that I love. Sunshine Village which is my personal favourite, Lake Louise, and Mount Norquay which are beautiful locations to go skiing or snowboarding if you happen to be in the area. My good friends are trying to plan a trip early next year and it doesn't take a whole lot of convincing to get me to go. In the meantime I'm going to continue to work on Resonance Reflection Photography and my upcoming project that I will unveil shortly so that should keep me on my toes for the next year. Until next time friends take care!

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Well it was bound to happen. Yesterday I attempted to get to the Rocky Mountains but living in Alberta and especially being in the unpredictable mountain landscape you just don't know what the weather will be like. In my case, I drove into a winter wonderland with a car that wasn't prepared to deal with the harsh conditions.  I wanted to capture some footage of the fall season in the mountains and I was taking my chances assuming that I might have had one or two more weekends that I would have the opportunity to do just that. That was clearly a false assumption when I was north of Calgary. I decided for the sake of my safety that I would turn around and try to capture any area that didn't have snow for footage. That quickly became hard when Edmonton got snow as well. Now I'm sitting here writing this entry and having my coffee, I'm going to have to deal with what I got and make the most of it. My fall project might be released a little bit early, stay tune!

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Hello, my dear reader how are you doing? I hope that everything is well, keeping those feet moving and eyes gazing towards the wonderous beauties that surround us. I've been keeping relatively busy with trying to capture the fall season in Alberta which can be a tough task to accomplished. As beautiful as the season is, it doesn't last for too long. I keep hearing that this will be a long and cold winter so I'm trying to capture the changing colours that the fall season famously provides. Also, I'm getting ready to be a part of my uncle's wedding which is in two days so that's taken the majority of my attention. That and the fact I have to get back to a full-time job again soon is enough to keep my little coconut busy. Nonetheless, I'm happy and excited for my uncle and his soon-to-be wife to celebrate their wedding, I'm excited for the beautiful season that I'm capturing through my camera lens, and I'm happy and grateful that I'm alive and well and that I can pursue and share an outlet of creativity that I can share with all of you. I wish you a fantastic day/night and I'll talk to you soon. 

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Reporting from the city of Edmonton, Alberta, the french traveller is settled and grounded, for now. I hope that you're well. I've been a little busy with getting back in touch with reality. It's a tough transition from going abroad like travelling for three months and then come back to a home and settle down. It's great to have a place that you can rely on in regards to amenities like electricity and plumbing and heat being at your disposal, but it's clearly not enough to hold back an individual that wants to experience life. Those are the little things that you trade off. I'll be honest when I first got back into Edmonton and I walked into the new place that I was going to live into I didn't like the idea at all. The place and its location were great, but instantly I was thinking to myself " I don't want to settle now, I've just started to get a feel for travelling, I want to continue experiencing the many opportunities that are out in the wild. I want to be alive." Since then I've been progressively getting used to the idea of being stationary. I've been working on catching up with the things that I've neglected throughout the trip. I've started posting blogs from a journal that I kept with me of entries from my experiences of each province that I've been into. With that, I'm also working on getting another major project established so keep checking on here to get updates on how that's coming along. (I'll give you a tip, it involves another skill set that I've been passionate about for a long time.) Beyond being back in Edmonton that is the biggest news that I can provide so keep in touch and I shall do the same. Take care, have a good one!
This is a motivational picture that I got enlarged and printed and framed in my room. I meditated throughout the trip and when I had to ask my intentions of why I did it I kept repeating this line that's written above. This is a clear representation of a special time in my life. I'm certain there will be more to come. Location: Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park. Alberta, Canada.

This is a motivational picture that I got enlarged and printed and framed in my room. I meditated throughout the trip and when I had to ask my intentions of why I did it I kept repeating this line that's written above. This is a clear representation of a special time in my life. I'm certain there will be more to come. Location: Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park. Alberta, Canada.


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Friday, August 26, 2016

With Banff National Park behind me, I’ve made my way towards Central Alberta to come visit some friends and slowly make my way back home. As of today, the Canadian Cross Country Road Trip is over. I’m done. I’m hanging my hat, kicking off my boots and I’m gonna call it a day! This trip has been a tremendous blessing for me in many ways. Travelling across the country has been an item on my bucket list for the last five years and within those five years, I kept making excuses of why I shouldn’t be taking time off to take on this little adventure. The last line of employment I had was great in the sense that I was fortunate to have friends and a safe environment to work into, but the job itself didn’t do anything for me. I felt completely uninspired and started to question myself why I was doing this to myself. There’s got to be more value in life than working a job that its benefit is a financially comfortable life. Money is a crucial element in our monetized driven society, but it’s not the only currency in this world that we  exchange our precious asset that is time. Experience is immensely important to invest into. The moment that an opportunity presents itself, I truly believe the opportunity should be taken advantage of no questions ask. If you truly have the drive to pursue something that means a lot to you, don’t wait for the right moment to engage. There’s never a set or determined time to act on the things that you want in life. Chances are that time would be now, days ago, or a few years ago. It’s intimidating to consider changing your comfortable lifestyle and aim towards the unknown. Imagine yourself in a position where you're on your last few breaths and your life replays itself, showing you what you’ve done with the gift that has been given to you many years ago. Do you want to regret the choices that you’ve made throughout your life? Do you want to be in a position that the last few words that you could share would be, “I wish I did….” or, “If only I took the time to do…” and then that’s it, lights out, you're gone. It’s one of the images I’ve run through my head while working in the northern parts of Alberta sitting in a reach forklift. I didn’t feel like I was wasting my life altogether because truth be told I had it fairly easy where I was at but taking the time to realise how I truly felt towards myself I knew that I wanted something more than what I was doing. The Canadian Cross Country Road Trip was my escape, it was my opportunity of what it would be like to take that alternative route that lines up with what I feel is really myself.  Three months later as I’m making my way towards my home for the next year, I’m already looking into where I’m going to go next on my travels. I’ve never felt more focused on myself than I do now, and I’m excited of what that focused mind will create in the near future. 

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Currently reporting from Tunnel Mountain in Banff National Park, I’m back in Alberta. This will be my very last location that I’ll be stopping on this trip and then it’s back towards reality. Having to write those words makes me want to cry, but it’s completely fine because I am in a beautiful location with the wonderful  Mountains surrounding me. Banff is a familiar place for me. You have the town of Banff that’s surrounded by wonderful mountain landscape like Mount Rundle, Mount Norquay, Sulphur Mountain, and some of the lakes like Lake Minnewanka and Vermillion Lake. You have the Bow Valley River that passes by the town with a great walkway beside it. I love the pulse of this town. The awesome restaurants, the art galleries, the artists that are involved in the area, it’s a great spot to stop for a few days and recharge. Today I spent my day in Moraine Lake which is an iconic lake for photographers. With its’ beautiful green water and mountain landscape that surrounds it, it was easy to spend my morning by this natural marvel. Next on the list was Peyto Lake. Again a very popular location for photography, I took the time to walk down one of the trails that lead you towards the shore of the lake. No one was there, the weather was beautiful. If you face one direction you get to see this  astonishing lake, and if you turn around you get to see an amazing waterfall from the glaciers coming down the mountain. This is magical to me I don’t know how else to describe it. I grew up on the East Coast and I feel very fortunate to have been brought up in a beautiful area like the Maritimes. This type of landscape is another example of the beauties that lie within this country. I’m still working on my future plans of having a cottage built with a big beard and live out here for the rest of my life!

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

You’re going to grow tired of me saying this but I love the Rockies! I want to live here and grow a massive beard, get a nice cottage in the woods and settle in nature. Mmm, that sounds like a beautiful life to live indeed. Unfortunately for me that will have to wait for now. In the meantime, I’m spending my last evening in Cranbrook with my good friends that have offered me a wonderful home and hospitality throughout the last few days. One day was spent hiking to Tanglefoot Lake which was absolutely stunning to say the very least. This is the untouched landscape that I have been trying to find throughout this trip. I like viewing the tourist attractions, but if you’re trying to capture true landscape photography, places like this are where you start. What a great way to spend a day. Afterwards, we went into the Bavarian town of Kimberly and ate at the Pedal and Tap which is a restaurant that’s themed around bicycles. The rest of the weekend was spent taking some much time to relax and get caught up with what’s been going on in each other’s lives. The challenge of travelling alone is you can settle into a particular groove and when you get pulled out of that groove it can be interesting to change from one headspace to the next. Times like this past weekend have been a great reminder that as much as it is important to be focused on a task at hand, it’s also important to stop and connect with other people and their current state of lives, their ongoing adventure. 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hello my dear friend how are you doing? Well, I hope. You might be wondering where I am and how I’m doing. Let me fill you in. I’m currently ending my travels today here in Christina Lake off highway 3. I left Kelowna and headed southbound on highway 97 throughout the Okanagan Valley. With the beautiful sunny weather accompanying me through my travels this place was an absolute treat to drive into. I’m not a huge wine fan but seeing the vineyards throughout this trip has caught my attention of the beautiful landscape this product gets created into. The facilities that make the wine are beautiful buildings that fit within the landscape. Towns like Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, are all magnificent examples of how an area like the Okanagan Valley can inspire and create beautiful creations. Heading eastbound I’m starting to see a change in the landscape again. The Rocky Mountains can’t be too far away. I’ll be trying to locate a campsite for the night and then I’ll be heading towards Cranbrook for a few days to stay with my good friends and take some time to relax with good company. 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

The wandering Frenchman continues his journey throughout the beautiful province that is British Columbia. I’ve been making my way East from my last entry which was in Hope and went through the EC Manning Provincial Park which was a gorgeous run with the Crownest Highway that runs through the area. I went to one lookout point that showed me a beautiful panoramic view of the area. From there I headed towards Princeton and then towards highway 5A. Driving has been the focal point of my daily tasks throughout the last few days. I eventually made my way to Kelowna which has been a location I’ve always wanted to go. Nestled in the Okanagan Valley and by the Okanagan Lake, this location is gorgeous for the rolling landscape, the farmlands and the vineyards that grow all sorts of fruits. I explored the area for the last two days, spending some time in Fintry Provincial Park, looking at the vineyards within the area, and spent some time trail hunting. I made my way to the town of Kelowna to the lakefront where there’s a lot of beaches and recreational areas. They're these public pianos that anyone can play so I got the idea that I wanted to play one of them as means to end one of my daily vlogs that I have been doing throughout the trip. I left my bicycle beside one of the pianos and walked about ten feet to start my shot. By the time that I turned around, I noticed a kid was grabbing my bike so immediately I call him out “can I help you?” The kid looks up and notices that I have my camera in my hand and dropped the bike. I grabbed my bike and took off from the area. Having travelled a good deal of distance in the last few days and dealing with very warm weather and tired from being a photographer, a filmmaker, a content creator, a curator, a driver, etc etc, it was disappointing for me at the moment. I knew that theft is a common thing but throughout this whole trip never once did I feel myself or my gear was in any harm's way. I ended the evening with a nice cold beer, a cigar, some newly edited photos and called it a day.

Wr

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016

Hello you wonderful reader how are you doing? I’m currently in Hope, British Columbia. I’ve been exploring the area first thing in the morning and I eventually made my way north towards the Fraser Valley. My end destination of the day was Death Valley which is  an amazing location. You have this white water river that’s moving ridiculous amounts of water. At one point in time, the river was as high a 200 feet so you could imagine this wouldn’t be an ideal swimming hole. Afterwards, I went exploring the area and an old abandoned bridge which I went camera happy with. This province is truly spectacular in the amount of diversity that you get to see if you put in the mileage. The landscape is ever changing depending which direction you go. There’s mountain landscape, there’s farmland, they're vineyards, there’s desert landscape, there’s coastal maritime landscape, rain forest landscape. This is a landscape photographer’s paradise. It wouldn’t be a surprise if you found me out here somewhere in British Columbia in the next three to five years!

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 216

This is the day that I’ve been dreading for the last few days. It is finally time to say farewell to the beautiful paradise that is called Vancouver Island. I’m sitting on the ferry getting a few things done and I decided to write a little update. I spend about a week on the island and time passed by so quickly. I didn’t get an opportunity to see all that there is to see but I got a good taste and a reason why I have to come visit again. I love the pace of the island. There’s something refreshing about not feeling like you're rushed to get things done. You do the best of your ability, and progress will follow. I’ve adjusted to the faster pace lifestyle that’s a part of Alberta. I envy the individuals and groups of people that can get things done. I’m personally in the middle when it comes to this topic. I love getting into the hustle of whatever happens to be my task or project at hand, but also like taking my time, not be in any particular rush and get the work done accordingly. Another aspect of the island that I enjoyed was the diverse groups of people that live there. You have the thrill seekers like the mountain climbers, the surfers, the mountain bikers, the snowboarders, etc, a diverse group of people that you can’t help but be inspired by. There’s the artistic group of people like musicians, painters, writers, sculptures, a wealth of creative minds that have a tremendous environment to flourish and be continuously inspired by. I’m just touching the iceberg but nonetheless, I felt very fortunate to have taken the time to check out this wonderful location. My ferry ride still has a littler over an hour before it gets to the mainland so I’m going to pop on my headphones and listen to some music. Take care. 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016

Reporting from Duncan, British Columbia, I’m currently backing up my photographs and video footage from today. I’ve been exploring around this area. Mount Tzuhlalem being one of my favourite areas so far simply because it offers a lot of hiking trails, mountain biking trails, amazing lookout points of the area, and a nice place to relax and unwind. I took the time to go explore the Horn Lake Cave Provincial Park where you have these caves that you can explore. Afterwards, I took a slight detour to Qualicum Beach to visit this beautiful small town sitting next to the water. My last stop of the day was Cowichan River Provincial Park which has a gorgeous river that goes along the Trans Canada Trail. It also has a trestle that you can walk over. Speaking of Trestles, there’s a beautiful one not too far away from Duncan called the Kinsol Trestle. The trestle was completed in 1920 and utilised till 1979, this train bridge that’s become a foot bridge is 144 feet in height and 617 feet in length. These are little treasures that you get to find in a beautiful area like Vancouver Island. 

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016

Today was a big day for me. I’ve settled myself in Duncan which is located north of Victoria. I took the time to get to know the area a little bit and get a grip of the relaxed vibes that place gives out. I made my way towards Tofino which is located on the far west side of the island. A drive through some of the curviest roads I’ve seen throughout this trip I sidetracked and took some time to visit a small town called Ucluelet. This place reminds me a lot like back home with the fishing community settled next to the ocean. I’ve seen a fair amount of landscape change throughout this trip and this was a nice place to come too because it felt familiar to me. I eventually made my route northbound to my destination of the day. Tofino is a great location to kick your feet up, enjoy the various landscape that surrounds you, and in my case be a great location to finally say that my travels throughout the country have gone as far as it possibly can. I took the time to sit down for a while on one of the local beaches and process the trip that I had accomplished so far. This was an item on my bucket list that I wanted to accomplish for around five years. Having the experience of everything I had seen throughout this summer documented through my camera, journal, and my memory, I found that this was a perfect location to end my travels. I’m not done with travelling altogether, I’m going to spend a little more time on the island and when I get back to the mainland I have other locations that I want to visit. This has been a tremendous opportunity in my life and I would like to believe that this is not the end of my drive to want to continue exploring this beautiful playground that we all call our home.

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friday, august 5, 2016

With a beautiful province like British Columbia, a visit like this would not be complete without a visit to Vancouver Island. I got on the ferry before lunch and crossed in beautiful sailing conditions. There’s a lot of islands that you can look at throughout your trip which was fantastic. I arrived on the land and made my way to my first stop, the city of Victoria. This place has a lot of different things to see. The waterfront nearby the Legislation Building, the gorgeous public park of Beacon Hill, the floating restaurants by the Fisherman’s Wharf, a nice coastal walkway close to Holland Point Park. After spending some much needed relaxing time I made my way towards Duncan which is where I will be staying for the next couple of days. The roads out here are so much fun, if ever I can get my hands on a proper sports car I will be making my way towards British Columbia.

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thursday, august 4, 2016

Whistler you beautiful natural entity where have you been all my life?! I’ve been blessed today with the presence that is Whittler-Blackcomb. One of the most renowned ski resorts, this place is currently hosting Mountain Bike competitions and I took the time to go check it out. My current mountain bike is great for trails and mild downhill terrain, but it’s definitely not the proper bike to bring at a location like this. The village of Whistler has a tremendous vibe and lively pulse. I can only imagine what this place brings in the winter time. I went on a little exploration trip with my bike on the trails throughout the area. Beautiful summer weather, tonnes of people to talk too, I instantly fell in love with the location. Earlier that day I took the time to check out Brandywine Falls which is a gorgeous waterfall on route to Whistler. Before you get into town there’s a sign advertising bungee jumping, hmm maybe next time. I have a campsite not too far from the town which has a great lookout view of the west so I hope I can get some great sunset shots with the forest in the foreground. 

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wednesday, august 3, 2o16

Attempt number 2 towards Vancouver Island. I am happy to report that today was an effortless success compared to yesterday. I left Golden Ears Provincial Park and headed towards Vancouver. My first stop was Stanley Park which is a fantastic location if you're into hiking or biking or wanting to go for a swim in the ocean. There're all sorts of locations for different types of activities. I was blessed to have been followed at one point by a Maclaren MP4-12C. Such a gorgeous car! My next stop was Whytecliff Park which has tremendous views of the West coast. Next on the list was the beautiful town of Squamish where you're introduced to one of the rock faces that mountain climbers call “The Chief” . I took some time taking photography of the mountain and then noticed the back tire of my bicycle was flat. This was the first breakdown of the trip. I purchased a new tire tube for the bike and made my way towards my camping site for the evening. I didn't book the location in advance so I ended up being in the overflow area which was basically the campsite’s visitor parking lot that had a few patches of grass for your tent. The evening would have been fine if it wasn’t for the fact that my tent was twenty feet away from a set of train tracks. At 2:30 in the morning I got a very rude awakening from a train passing by. I have learned an important lesson that morning, book your campsite in advance!

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tuesday, august 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016: Today was the first time throughout this trip that I had to stop and take a break. My morning started with leaving my campsite from Mission and I wanted to get to the city of Vancouver. It was raining by the time I reached the city limits which wasn't out of the ordinary with the west coast. I was about to branch off the highway when all of a sudden everyone in front of me jams their brakes. Trying to react quickly I managed to stop as well and see there was an accident in front of our line up. Eventually leaving the crash scene, I tried making my way towards a campground north of Vancouver. Relying heavily only GPS, it led me to the boundaries of the park but no where near the entrance of it. Being a little frustrated I did mange to stumble in an area where there was beautiful forests surrounding me so I decided to try and attempt a drone shot through the forest. After failing the attempt I went back to my car realizing that I left my back car door opened the whole time with all my camera gear completely up for grabs. I ran to the car and was happy to see nothing got taken. At that point I realized that I wasn't ready to deal with the busy traffic that was inside of the city of Vancouver. I went out of town, headed towards a town called Maple Ridge and headed North to Golden Ears Provincial Park. Talk about the park of my dreams. Everywhere around you is this dense forest that has huge trees within it, everything had such a vibrant green colour to it. I set up camp and took a nap for the afternoon, waking up refreshed and grounded. There are days where you won't be at 100% and that's ok, you have to accept that. Don't try to pull miracles when your running little on energy. Take the time to stop, reassess what it is that your doing, and make sure your up for the task. I finished my day with taking photographs of Alouette Lake. What a gorgeous area, I would recommend this place to everyone that has the opportunity to come out here in a heartbeat!

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monday, august 1, 2o16

Monday, August 1, 2016: I'm currently sitting near an area where a small black bear passed by. I'm not too sure what will be done since this campsite I'm at is privately owned and there doesn't seem to be anything in line for sure event so I'm going to make sure my bear spray is with me at all times. I'm in Mission, British Columbia. A nice small town southwest of Kamloops which was where I stayed for the first night in BC. Kamloops is gorgeous in a sense that when your descending Highway 5 from Jasper, Alberta, you have the mountains around you and then the mountains start to get smaller and the ground starts to look a little like desert landscape. There's farmland embedded into the area, giving the location a real cool western movie type of look. I camped at a local campsite for the night and the next morning I made my way out here. I went through the Coquihalla Highway which was absolutely stunning, and the speed limit was a little higher than what I'd gone through so far, 120 km/h (74 mph). Beautiful weather has been with me so far in my travels in British Columbia and I hope it stays that way. I want to make my way to Vancouver and then Squamish and Whislter in the next couple of days so that'll keep me busy. Until then I'll have my bear spray nearby just in case an unwanted fuzzy friend wants to visit me in the evening. Take care!

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saturday, july 30, 2016

Jasper National Park you never cease to amaze me! Despite the fact that this morning started off being wet, I made my way to Mount Edith Cavell. Named after a World War One nurse and this place is tremendous. You got the glaciers off the north face rock wall looking at you, and a gorgeous green lake with chunks of ice floating in it. I spent my morning staring at this natural creation. From there I went to the Athabasca Falls to get some video footage and updated shots of the area. While crossing underneath the bridge, I timed it out well that a car was passing over me, drenching me with water while holding my camera gear .Luckily nothing was  damaged and everything is good. From there I went to Horseshoe Lake to finish my day with a gorgeous deep blue swimming hole with beautiful rock walls on each side. I've been to Jasper National Park and Banff National Park many times while living in Alberta and I couldn't tell you which one is my favourite location. If I had to give my personal opinion of the two areas I'd say Jasper is a great area to come too for doing outdoor activities and Banff is a fantastic location if you want to have the mountain landscape surrounding you but with a lot of accommodations like stores ,restaurants, hotels, and ski resorts all within one area. Again Jasper offers a great deal of those accommodations as well so its a trip well worth it either way. Nonetheless I must say my farewells to this lovely area so I can make my way towards the beautiful province of British Columbia.

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friday, july 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016: Hello and good day to all you lovely readers how are you? I hope all is well. I am currently surrounded by the beautiful landscape that's Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Today was a full filled day. It started off with some mountain biking out in the Patricia Lake/Pyramid Lake area. From there I spent some relaxing time laying on one of the beaches on the side of Pyramid Lake and then got the idea of wanting to rent a kayak because it seemed like a lot of fun. Taking the time to explore this area is a real treat. You have the Pyramid Island that is easily accessible to get too with a beautiful wooden bridge. Beyond that bridge you get the chance to look at the surrounding landscape from multiple different angles. One angle in particular is facing Pyramid Mountain. At 9074 feet, this gorgeous stone structure got it's name based of it's appearance. I'll be spending two nights in this area and then I'll be making my journey westbound towards the beautiful province of British Columbia. I'll see you out there!

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tuesday, july 26, 2016

Reporting from Edmonton, Alberta, I have made a full circle on my Canadian Cross Country Road Trip. On June 1st I started from Edmonton and headed straight East to Nova Scotia. Arriving from my departure location feels a little fulfilling in a way. Taken the initiative to pack up, leave my normal life behind for several months has been a great refresher mentally. Any opportunity that you can take to help regain perspective within that part of yourself is tremendously beneficial. The trip isn't over just yet. I'm here for a few days catch up with small things and then I'll be spending time with good friends. Afterwards I'll be heading towards the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park specifically. I've never set foot on British Columbia soil so I'm very excited for this upcoming opportunity. With my camera in hand, I'm ready to rock, let's get those beautiful landscape photographs!

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monday, july 25, 2016

Currently reporting in the beautiful province of Manitoba, I am back in the prairies! When I started seeing the landscape flatten out, I knew I was getting into familiar territory. I love the large and widely open land that seems to go on for days. Originally born and raised in Nova Scotia on the East Coast in the Maritimes, at first seeing the Prairies it felt like a slight culture shock to say the least! But I eventually adjusted and started to enjoy the beautiful colours that the landscape would showcase through each season throughout the years. From up above the farming fields it's like looking at a checkered board with various colours, and from the ground level it's even more organized with the agriculture in perfect set of lines. I get amused by the simplest things :) Onward westbound!

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friday, july 22, 2016

Ontario is such a huge province wow! I've been scoping out for locations and traveling for the most part of my time out here and it just seems endless! Beautiful wilderness landscape as far as the eye can see, waterfalls that are so peaceful to relax next too. I was camping at one of the provincial parks on the north west side of the province called Rushing River Provincial Park and I had such a great location for my tent for that night. It inspired me to get my acoustic guitar that I've been carrying along this trip out for the first time. It was a very inspirational location, facing the sunset and being disconnected from the daily tasks of being a photographer/film-maker/social media content manager dude/driver/location finding dude/dude. Moments like these are just as important as what I've been able to see and experience. Until the next time, take care! 

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Tmonday, july 18, 2016

Good morning/afternoon/evening you wonderful reader how are you?! I'm in Sudbury in Ontario after spending a few days in Quebec. What a beautiful province. I went exploring into the Old Quebec part of the city of Quebec, to looking at the amazing Montmonrency Waterfall, and exploring the vast wilderness through the Jacques Cartier National Park. From there I went off to the city of Montreal and explored within the downtown area to get a feel for the rich and vibrant vibes that are imbedded in this large city. After getting a hotel for the evening to get a break away from tenting, I made my way onwards towards Ontario, first stop Ottawa. Today was a driving day that brought me to Sudbury which is where I am located now in a hotel room with yet another very comfortable bed! I can't spoil myself too much, I need to get the most amount of rest as I can and then it's back into camping into the wilderness. Marcel signing off! Take care.

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saturday, july 16 2016

Hello and good day to you! I'm currently reporting from Riviere Du Loup which is in Quebec, Canada. The last time I checked in I was just about to take advantage of the beautiful Prince Edward Island landscape with it's gorgeous beaches and rich farming culture. From there I packed up my gear, and headed straight towards New Brunswick. New Brunswick is beautiful in a sense that it has the Maritimes look, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find locations like the Hopewell Rocks that showcase some of natures truly beautiful masterpieces. From there I headed north and went to the Mount Carleton Provincial Park which has astounding Appalachian landscape with amazing lookout points. After another stormy night while sleeping in a tent, the following morning I proceeded to find the nearest coffee shop, and then made my way to the Quebec border. I'll be exploring some of the highlighted features of the province, and brush up a little on my french. Until next time friends!

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tuesday, july 12, 2016

Hello and good day to you from the beautiful province of Prince Edward Island. I arrived here yesterday leaving Cape Breton early in the morning. The sights coming in are absolutely amazing, especially when you cross the Confederation Bridge which spans at 12.8 kilometres (8 miles) in length from New Brunswick to PEI. I'll be exploring around the coastal roads to see what type of nuggets I can find. I've heard Charlottetown is gorgeous, the story of Anne of Green was written here, and of course the vast abundance of potato farms which make amazing farmland landscape shots. I can't wait! 

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saturday, july 9, 2016

Nova Scotia has been an absolute treat for the last month but the time has come that I have to pack up and get ready to leave. Next stop, some call it "The Rock" in the maritimes(don't confuse it with Alcatraz!) but it's really called Newfoundland. I'll be spending three days on this beautiful island. I'll be heading towards Twillingate for some coastal photography, and if I get really lucky I might spot some icebergs! And afterwards I'll head to Gros Morne National Park and explore the various landscape that hides in here. Check on my Resonance Reflection Facebook page for photo updates throughout the trip. 

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monday, june 20, 2016

I've been currently in my hometown of Clare which is located on the South shores of Nova Scotia for about two weeks to take a break away  from the hustle and bustle that's normal life. I'm slowly gearing myself to do a Canada Cross Country trip starting early July so stay tune for updates on my summer adventure across this beautiful country that I call home. 

Current Location: Clare, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada