A story about toys, boy toys, techy toys, however you want to interpret this. The Austin Threshermen’s Reunion in Manitoba is an awesome place to be if you like steam engines and old motorized farm equipment. Last weekend I went with a friend to see this reunion for myself. I had heard of it before, but never really got the idea of going there.

Pressure!

As it turned out, it was not in the town of Austin in the first place. Not a sign in sight to point us in the right direction. Until we came across a tiny sign on the side of the road, saying “65th Reunion”. We decided to follow that route as there was nothing else in the area to follow.

When you go to a coastal area, be it on a lake, sea or ocean, chances are that you find things that are floating around. Or at least they were at some point in the past. We have spent about six days in Nova Scotia and fell in love with it.

Hunger and Thirst

Until now I am posting pictures from that trip and even blogging about it.

For people living far from any sea shore, the waves and the wind are kind of out of reach. Ocean shores do have something magical about them. There are immutable, yet always different when you visit them. Canada has thousands of kilometers (or even miles) of coastline, yet most people don’t have the enjoyment of them.

Halifax waterfront

Like most countries in the world, the biggest cities are inland and away from the seas and oceans. People living there don’t get to enjoy the waves and the salty wind anymore. To counter that, here are some views of the Atlantic Ocean for you to enjoy.

It was time. After some ten years without according ourselves a vacation, this year was the exception. Or call it an overflow of everything. A recharge was required. So we put our heads together and decided where to go. From a few friends in my photo group, we had heard a lot of good about Nova Scotia.

Three master the Silva

In fact, I had heard it coming up a lot in the last few months and even long before that.

Tempus Fugit. Like a real fugitive. The last time in New York City is already five years ago. As if it were yesterday. Back in 2011, I was invited to give a seminar about the programming of a shopping cart in a popular CMS.

Queensboro Bridge

It meant to me that I had to go to New York City. I know that millions of people live there and have no issues with it, for me, coming from a small town in Europe, this was a big undertaking. Mostly about deciding what kind of socks I should take.