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  • 13th April 2020

2019 was far and away my most geographically immobile year in more than twenty. Just two nights were spent away from my usual place of residence – and even those were still relatively close to home, on Vancouver Island. It wasn't so much a conscious implementation of "flygskam" as it was a more general indication of the natural rythyms of our current life stage.

Early 2020 was to be a little different, with a family orientated trip to Australia organised a long time in advance. On setting out on our first ever trans-Pacific flight COVID-19 was certainly in the news but, at least to me, there was no indication of the impending restrictions on movement that within weeks, and with Katie already back in Canada, would severely impact my ability to do the same.

Long story short, thankfully, after much uncertainty we're all together back in British Columbia, and my 14 day self-isolation period on arrival is nearing its end. Only now am I able to begin to contemplate what the new ‘normal’ immobile life looks like in the months (years?) to come.

British Columbia (2020)

Annual highlights from Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and beyond.

South-East Queensland

A family reunion in the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, in the tradition set by my grandparents 35 years before.

Melbourne and Phillip Island

To me, Melbourne is all about three F's: Friends, food and football. Though never quite enough time for enough of all three.

Olympic National Park

A summer long weekend away for Katie and her Dad.

British Columbia (2019)

Annual highlights from Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and beyond.


Our very first chance for a weekend away since life became anchored in North America.