Last weekend, Anne and I decided to drive up to Geraldton for a couple days to visit her Uncle Lawrence's camp just outside of Geraldton. Since her mom was already up there we figured it would be fun to stay one night and then drive back the next day. Well, it ended up being a very relaxing and fun trip. Although, the weather didn't quite cooperate, but, even though it snowed a bit both days, it made the experience all that much more unique. Plus, as a photographer, it allowed me to get some great photos.
I ended up taking a ton of photos and I even tried my hand at some time lapses. I have yet to process them but hopefully they turn out alright. That being said, it was tough to narrow it down the selection you below. We began the trip on the Friday by loading up the car and eventually getting Willow into the backseat of my car. She was definitely excited which made the fact that we ended up having to leave her behind that much worse. We decided we just wouldn't have enough room on the way back for her to squeeze into the backseat. We will be going up again this weekend so I'm sure this time around she will fit.
After we dropped her off, we headed out of town with the first stop being the Husky in Nipigon. Once we were done with our stop there it was pretty much straight through to the camp. I did plan on taking some photos along the way but I decided to just spend some time on the Saturday to explore which we did end up doing. Once we did arrive at camp, Cathy was waiting for us. By the time we got there, it started to snow shortly thereafter. I immediately took out my camera when we arrived and walked around the camp. I had only been there once before but I do remember all the little knick knacks hanging around. There is even an old telephone booth in the trees. I have no idea how it got there but I made sure to take a photo of it.
As I mentioned earlier, I did a few time lapses while there. I set one up right away down by the river and let it go for about 1.5 hours. I have yet to see how it turned out but I'm hoping it worked. I did another later in the evening as well.
Once we were done dinner we played some cards and eventually went to bed. The next morning brought some more snow but also a nice big pot of coffee which went extremely well with the brisk morning. We actually brushed off the lawn chairs and sat out in the snow for a bit. Anne eventually made a huge breakfast which was simply awesome. For some reason, even though it was just a cabin, breakfasts are so much better when you are camping like that. After breakfast, Anne and I walked down the road to the highway and spent some time down by the river. Aside from a transport flying by every 1 minutes, it was pretty peaceful.
It was almost time to leave, but we decided to take a quick drive to Geraldton to fill up on gas. Of course, I managed grab a few nice shots while in town, even though it was just the outskirts. Probably two of my favourite photos of the trip were of me and Anne on a big hill. We then headed back to camp, packed up, and started the drive to Thunder Bay. This part of the trip was my favourite, simply because we stopped all along the way. It was a photographers dream and I was in heaven. We went for some lunch in Beardmore at a great little diner called Anne's. I got a chance to walk around there a bit which was awesome. Along the way we also went to the dump which doesn't really sound that exciting, but upon entering, there were a ton of huge hawks and eagles. It was really a site to behold.
Just after we made a quick drop-off there, we drove through Macdiarmid. This is where Anne grew up when she was younger. It was definitely interesting to see and I was amazed at how beautiful the scenery was along the water. Our last stop before continuing on to Thunder Bay was just off the highway. There as a trail there that we were able to walk along and get some truly beautiful photos. And that was it! For those curious about what camera's I used, I brought along my Nikon D750 and the 50mm as well as my Fuji X-T1 and two zooms, the 16-55 and 55-140.
If the time lapses turnout I will be sure to post them on this site so stay tuned. Thanks as always to those who take the time to view this.