Category Archives: Video Dim Sum

slices of life whilst out n’ about – lots of street musicians, festivals, parade, transportation methods and vehicles, wandering, commuting, skating, riding – not a story so much a hint

Skytrain Trip: From Main St. to Waterfront — back seat of Mk 1 car

Sitting in the rear seat in a MkI type Skytrain car in Vancouver, BC, I documented the journey. The change in light via tunnels and so on, created interesting reflections and a curious virtual ALRT trip. The tunnels sometimes remind me of Battlestar Galactica (the old TV show) set.

NYE ferry to Pender Island

Panning the Georgia Strait as we head out on a BC ferry en route to Pender Island on New Year’s Eve.

Beer sampling with KK at Skagit River brew pub in Mt. Vernon

Beer Sampler at Skajit River Brewery, Mt. Vernon, WA


Enjoying some sample beers with Kris and Francis at Skajir River Brew Pub in Mt. Vernon, Washington en route to Gnomedex. We riff about various styles of beers (barleywine, stouts, porters, IPAs etc) and try to be pleasant.

Blues Bands Playing at Car Show in New Westminster

A few wee bits of footage from some blues bands playing in New Westminster as part of a Car show… July 13th 2008.

Mars Martian Flying Boat Flies o’er Burrard Inlet Vancouver

The Mars Martian is the largest flying boat (or something along those lines). Usually stationed on Vancouver Island, the Martian can skim the water, filling her belly with water, then gain altitude to reach the fire zone and help to douse forest fires.

In this video clip, she doesn’t do the fire drill, but gives a nice slow, low pass over Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet while my pal Richard and I observe from the top floor of Gastown building while the Seabus goes about its business passing the heliport and the West Coast Express waits patiently in Gastown railyards.

Geek further as desired: http://www.martinmars.com/aircraft.htm

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Coal Harbour, Vancouver Stroll w/ 360 cityscape

Stopping in Coal Harbour to document the surroundings including the seawall, float plane docks, public art, and the Burrard Inlet.

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BC Ferries in the Strait

Looking towards Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast behind from a park in Horesehoe Bay, West Van, BC as Ferries roll on by. Music by Larry Harper.

Pender Island: Three Zen Views

Three ways of seeing Pender Island in BC’s Gulf Islands.

  1. Chatter of friend’s on a beach
  2. Waves lapping driftwood
  3. Sun setting on the ferry ride home.

Note: Sound blows out at the end.
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Seeking Orcas from the BC Ferry en route to Pender Island

Rooftop Transportation Bonanza in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet

From the roof of 1 Alexander in Vancouver’s Gastown, Richard Eriksson and i observe and riff about transportation methods and other sundry topics including: largest two-way Ferry, Mars Martian Flying Fire Boat, Seabus ($2/3 harbour cruise) with advice for Falafel and Suspension Bridge.