June Photo Challenge: EXPLORE Recap

June has come to an end, and so has my monthly photo challenge. It was my month of EXPLORE and we ventured into neighbourhoods near and far.

So here’s my EXPLORE recap for you.

The June Photo Challenge took me…

… from enjoying the rain to enjoying the sun…

… from exploring new climbing crags to exploring new neighbourhoods of Vancouver…

… from teetering over log bridges to easing over raging rapids…

… from cooking new recipes to trying new restaurants…

… from enjoying new views from bridges and sunroofs and rooftops.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June monthly photography challenge - EXPLORE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June monthly photography challenge - EXPLORE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June monthly photography challenge - EXPLORE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June monthly photography challenge - EXPLORE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June monthly photography challenge - EXPLORE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June monthly photography challenge - EXPLORE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June monthly photography challenge - EXPLORE recap

And just like that, we’re into July and a new challenge word! This month is all about URBAN ART and you can check out the details here.

Happy picture-taking!

July 2017 Monthly Word: URBAN ART

Happy July (a few days early)! I think summer has finally arrived in Vancouver, and we’re absolutely loving the sunshine. June was filled with evenly split with work-work, van-work and climbing-work. The weather was better than most June-uaries, so we made the most of getting out and about. And with that, My Month of Explore has come to and end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

July Month of URBAN ART

Last year, Vancouver hosted a Mural Festival. Numerous buildings around town were covered in large-scale art. We thought it was a fantastic way to showcase local talent and add a bunch of colour to our city. This year, the festival is returning, with another group of buildings getting covered. When I start to actually look at the city, there is so much urban art and culture around, whether it’s a painting or a sculpture or someone’s freedom to express themselves.

I expect there will be quite a few building murals in my month, but I’m going to be on the look-out for all the urban art that catches my eye.

So, I’m dedicating July to my month of URBAN ART, and I would absolutely love to see the artistic gems in your city, too! If you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfUrbanArt and #MyMonthOfJuly.

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Here’s to a month of URBAN ART!

May Photo Challenge: FROM ABOVE Recap

May has come to an end, and so has my monthly photo challenge. It was my month of FROM ABOVE and today I have my downward-gazing recap for you!

In one way, May passed in a blink of an eye. Yet, looking back through the pictures, I find it hard to believe that all of these things happened in May! It’s funny how the perception of time changes. Good thing I have pictures to document it all 😉

So what did My Month Of From Above look like?

The May Photo Challenge took me…

… from cold weather to hot weather…

… from cherry blossoms budding to green leaves exploding…

… from climbing on plastic to climbing on rock…

… from cycling around town to lounging in the sun…

… from lots of good food to lots of good coffee…

… from gazing down at shoes to gazing over mountaintops.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | May Photo Challenge - FROM ABOVE recap

And just like that, we’re into June and a new challenge word! This month is all about EXPLORE and you can check out the details here.

Happy picture-taking!

Saturday Snippets: 03.June.2017

Happy June, happy weekend! Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 03.June.2017.

On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:

On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):

Well, it’s truth time – is Moby back in our possession??

NOPE!

Desperate times call for desperate measures: Jonty hates speaking on the phone. And this past week, he’s been on the phone with the dealership on an almost-daily basis, hounding them to firm up a date. Someone was not a happy camper. Actually, neither of us have been happy campers or satisfied customers with this whole process.

So, we were promised that it would be back in our possession on Monday. Definitely Monday. Well, probably Monday afternoon. Yup, definitely by end of day on Monday.  :/

Let’s hope we have something more exciting to share with you next week!

Pictures from the week of 03.June.2017:

Last week we had fantastic weather – warm temperatures and blue skies – and we tried to make the most of it. We climbed at Sully’s Hangout (a North Shore local crag in Lynn Canyon) and another one up near Porteau Cove (heading up towards Squamish). We also managed to get in a few great cycles around town, before the rain came. All in all, we tried to make the most of not having Moby to work on 🙂

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Explore Vancouver - Lynn Valley Canyon

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Explore Vancouver - Lynn Valley Canyon

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Explore Vancouver - Porteau Cove

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Explore Vancouver - Olympic village

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | Explore Vancouver - Lynn Valley Canyon

Happy Weekend!

June 2017 Monthly Word: EXPLORE

I’m sure I’m not alone here, but the first of every month always seems to come as a surprise. So soon? Yes, so soon. May was filled with work and vacation and general meanderings around town, all the while, checking out the world from above. And with that, my Month of From Above has come to an end. I’ll share the full photo round-up in a few days time.

June Month of EXPLORE

Ah, June – it’s a month filled with birthdays, early sunrises, late sunsets, and excitement for the start of summer. It’s often this time of year when we want to be outside, enjoying all our extra daylight. For this reason, I think this will be a great month to EXPLORE.

Whether you stay put in the city, or enjoy the weekend-warrior activities, or live and breath nature, I’m sure there’s something new for all of us to explore. I’m pretty excited about this word! Perhaps this monthly photo challenge will push us to find new climbing crags, cycle around new-to-us areas in town, or try new food. It’s all fair game, I say 🙂

So, I’m dedicating June to my month of EXPLORE, and I would absolutely love to explore through your camera lens, too! If you’d like to join in, please do (as many or as little photos as you’d like). I’ll post my findings on various social media places – Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter,  tagging #MyMonthOfExplore and #MyMonthOfJune.

ClimbEatCycleRepeat.com | June 2017 monthly photo challenge word - EXPLORE

Here’s to a month of EXPLORE!