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  1.  Audain Art Museum.   1 August 2020, Saturday.   Art Whistler,
         Aug 1, 2020
  Whistler, Art  
  2.  Hiking Blackcomb.   2 August 2020, Sunday.   Whistler,
         Aug 2, 2020
  Whistler  
  3.  Practice makes perfect.   3 August 2020, Monday.   Whistler,
         Aug 3, 2020
  Whistler  
  4.  Tsilxwm.   4 August 2020, Tuesday.   Whistler,
         Aug 4, 2020
  Whistler  
  5.  Heading home.   5 August 2020, Wednesday.   Georgia Strait Whistler,
         Aug 5, 2020
  Georgia Strait, Whistler  
  6.  Fitz Lookout Loop.   6 August 2020, Thursday.   Whistler,
         Aug 6, 2020
  Whistler  
  7.  Lunch stop.   7 August 2020, Friday.   Whistler,
         Aug 7, 2020
  Whistler  
  8.  Alpine stream.   8 August 2020, Saturday.   Whistler,
         Aug 8, 2020
  Whistler  
  9.  Blackcomb gondola station.   9 August 2020, Sunday.   Whistler,
         Aug 9, 2020
  Whistler  
10.  The easy way down.   11 August 2020, Tuesday.   Whistler,
         Aug 11, 2020
  Whistler  
 
 
 
1. Audain Art Museum
1 August 2020.   Art, Whistler 
S   M   L
1. Audain Art Museum
1 August 2020.  Art, Whistler.
 
 
 
 
Lions Gate bridge
     
This morning we left Vancouver and headed north over the Lions Gate bridge.
 
 
 
Lions Gate bridge
     
This morning we left Vancouver and headed north over the Lions Gate bridge.
 
 
 
Lions Gate bridge
     
This morning we left Vancouver and headed north over the Lions Gate bridge.
 
 
Sea to Sky hwy
     
We then headed west and then north on the Sea to Sky highway.
 
 
 
Sea to Sky hwy
     
We then headed west and then north on the Sea to Sky highway.
 
 
 
Sea to Sky hwy
     
We then headed west and then north on the Sea to Sky highway.
 
 
Glacier fed river
     
We finally came to a stop in Whistler. Mind you, much of Whistler doesn't look like this picture, it looks like a shopping mall, but let's go with this image instead.
 
 
 
Glacier fed river
     
We finally came to a stop in Whistler. Mind you, much of Whistler doesn't look like this picture, it looks like a shopping mall, but let's go with this image instead.
 
 
 
Glacier fed river
     
We finally came to a stop in Whistler. Mind you, much of Whistler doesn't look like this picture, it looks like a shopping mall, but let's go with this image instead.
 
 
Audain Art Museum
     
In Whistler we visited the Audain Art Museum which houses the art collection of Michael Audain. It specializes in BC artists though it has more than that. The building is designed to blend into the forest and span a flood plain all the while highlighting the works displayed within.
 
 
 
Audain Art Museum
     
In Whistler we visited the Audain Art Museum which houses the art collection of Michael Audain. It specializes in BC artists though it has more than that. The building is designed to blend into the forest and span a flood plain all the while highlighting the works displayed within.
 
 
 
Audain Art Museum
     
In Whistler we visited the Audain Art Museum which houses the art collection of Michael Audain. It specializes in BC artists though it has more than that. The building is designed to blend into the forest and span a flood plain all the while highlighting the works displayed within.
 
 
Audain museum
     
The path through the museum begins with a tour of its permanent collection such as this massive carving.
 
 
 
Audain museum
     
The path through the museum begins with a tour of its permanent collection such as this massive carving.
 
 
 
Audain museum
     
The path through the museum begins with a tour of its permanent collection such as this massive carving.
 
 
Oak Wood by Emily Carr
     
 
 
 
Oak Wood by Emily Carr
     
 
 
 
Oak Wood by Emily Carr
     
 
 
Sooke Harbour by Edward Hughes
     
 
 
 
Sooke Harbour by Edward Hughes
     
 
 
 
Sooke Harbour by Edward Hughes
     
 
 
Neurons by Nicolas Baier
     
In addition to more traditional work the museum features modern pieces.
 
 
 
Neurons by Nicolas Baier
     
In addition to more traditional work the museum features modern pieces.
 
 
 
Neurons by Nicolas Baier
     
In addition to more traditional work the museum features modern pieces.
 
 
Dzunukwa Mask by Beau Dick
     
The museum also features many masks.
 
 
 
Dzunukwa Mask by Beau Dick
     
The museum also features many masks.
 
 
 
Dzunukwa Mask by Beau Dick
     
The museum also features many masks.
 
 
Last Light by Kim Dorland
     
 
 
 
Last Light by Kim Dorland
     
 
 
 
Last Light by Kim Dorland
     
 
 
To raise the water level in a fish pond by Zhang Huan
     
Currently the museum features an exhibit of photographs, ranging from the very earliest (over 150 years old) to current works.
 
 
 
To raise the water level in a fish pond by Zhang Huan
     
Currently the museum features an exhibit of photographs, ranging from the very earliest (over 150 years old) to current works.
 
 
 
To raise the water level in a fish pond by Zhang Huan
     
Currently the museum features an exhibit of photographs, ranging from the very earliest (over 150 years old) to current works.
 
 
Raven and Frog by Yeomans
     
 
 
 
Raven and Frog by Yeomans
     
 
 
 
Raven and Frog by Yeomans
     
 
 

 
 
 
2. Hiking Blackcomb
2 August 2020.   Whistler 
S   M   L
2. Hiking Blackcomb
2 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 
Cable car to Blackcomb
     
We took the cable car from the town of Whistler to Blackcomb.
 
 
 
Cable car to Blackcomb
     
We took the cable car from the town of Whistler to Blackcomb.
 
 
 
Cable car to Blackcomb
     
We took the cable car from the town of Whistler to Blackcomb.
 
 
How not to wear a mask
     
 
 
 
How not to wear a mask
     
 
 
 
How not to wear a mask
     
 
 
Getting on the Peak 2 Peak
     
At the top of Blackcomb I took the Peak 2 Peak cable car to Whistler mountain.
 
 
 
Getting on the Peak 2 Peak
     
At the top of Blackcomb I took the Peak 2 Peak cable car to Whistler mountain.
 
 
 
Getting on the Peak 2 Peak
     
At the top of Blackcomb I took the Peak 2 Peak cable car to Whistler mountain.
 
 
Peak 2 Peak
     
Great views, though the car's windows generate a fair amount of reflections.
 
 
 
Peak 2 Peak
     
Great views, though the car's windows generate a fair amount of reflections.
 
 
 
Peak 2 Peak
     
Great views, though the car's windows generate a fair amount of reflections.
 
 
Peak 2 Peak
     
Reminds me of the gondola between Aiguille du Midi, France and Helbronner, Italy.
 
 
 
Peak 2 Peak
     
Reminds me of the gondola between Aiguille du Midi, France and Helbronner, Italy.
 
 
 
Peak 2 Peak
     
Reminds me of the gondola between Aiguille du Midi, France and Helbronner, Italy.
 
 
Physical distancing
     
On the gondolas you can get a whole car to yourself.
 
 
 
Physical distancing
     
On the gondolas you can get a whole car to yourself.
 
 
 
Physical distancing
     
On the gondolas you can get a whole car to yourself.
 
 
Wildflowers
     
Back at Blackcomb (by a second trip on the Peak 2 Peak) we hiked a beautiful Alpine trail, surrounded by spring flowers.
 
 
 
Wildflowers
     
Back at Blackcomb (by a second trip on the Peak 2 Peak) we hiked a beautiful Alpine trail, surrounded by spring flowers.
 
 
 
Wildflowers
     
Back at Blackcomb (by a second trip on the Peak 2 Peak) we hiked a beautiful Alpine trail, surrounded by spring flowers.
 
 
Yours truly at Blackcomb lake
     
We stopped for lunch beside a milky turquoise lake.
 
 
 
Yours truly at Blackcomb lake
     
We stopped for lunch beside a milky turquoise lake.
 
 
 
Yours truly at Blackcomb lake
     
We stopped for lunch beside a milky turquoise lake.
 
 
Yours truly on the trail
     
 
 
 
Yours truly on the trail
     
 
 
 
Yours truly on the trail
     
 
 
Paul hiking on Blackcomb mountain
     
 
 
 
Paul hiking on Blackcomb mountain
     
 
 
 
Paul hiking on Blackcomb mountain
     
 
 

 
 
 
3. Practice makes perfect
3 August 2020.   Whistler 
S   M   L
3. Practice makes perfect
3 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 

While hiking up Blackcomb this morning we encountered a woman practicing ski jumps into a pool of water while her trainer watched. After this jump she studied the trainer's video then she left, presumably she was done for the morning.

Speaking of practicing, I've absolutely none at photographing sports so bear this in mind whilst looking at these shots. I figure they suffer from a too-short lens, a too-slow shutter, and a too-small aperture. But they're better than nothing and, like the skier, I can only get better with practice.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Tsilxwm
4 August 2020.   Whistler 
4. Tsilxwm
4 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 
Tantalus lookout
     
 
 
 
Tantalus lookout
     
 
 
 
Tantalus lookout
     
 
 

Tsilxwm (Tantalus Range), on the south end of the Coastal Mountain Range, has inspired Squamish people since time immemorial. The jagged and impressive peaks, clad in thick glaciers, tower above the Squamish Valley, home to generations of Squamish people.

The rivers that thread through the region are abundant with several species of Schayilhen (salmon), which literally means to give oneself as food. With some of the best fresh water in the world, the rivers and creeks that flow from these mountains are considered sacred.

These mountains are also home to an abundance of wildlife: elk, deer, cougar, grizzly bears, wolves, eagles, wolverines and mountain goats. These remote, high places are much more than recreational to the Squamish Nation. For us, they were, and still are, places of strength, harmony and beauty. Our language and culture are directly manifested from our connection to these sacred places. Informational sign at Tantalus lookout

 
 
 
5. Heading home
5 August 2020.   Georgia Strait, Whistler 
S   M   L
5. Heading home
5 August 2020.  Georgia Strait, Whistler.
 
 
 
 

Today we headed home. I'll post more photos from this short trip over the coming days.

 
 
 
 
View from Sea to Sky highway
     
 
 
 
View from Sea to Sky highway
     
 
 
 
View from Sea to Sky highway
     
 
 
Horseshoe Bay terminal
     
 
 
 
Horseshoe Bay terminal
     
 
 
 
Horseshoe Bay terminal
     
 
 
Loading the ferry
     
 
 
 
Loading the ferry
     
 
 
 
Loading the ferry
     
 
 
View from ferry
     
 
 
 
View from ferry
     
 
 
 
View from ferry
     
 
 
6. Fitz Lookout Loop
6 August 2020.   Whistler 
6. Fitz Lookout Loop
6 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 

From our hike on Blackcomb earlier in the week.

 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
7. Lunch stop
7 August 2020.   Whistler 
7. Lunch stop
7 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 
Paul at Blackcomb Lake
     
 
 
 
Paul at Blackcomb Lake
     
 
 
 
Paul at Blackcomb Lake
     
 
 

 
 
 
8. Alpine stream
8 August 2020.   Whistler 
8. Alpine stream
8 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 
Hiking Blackcomb
     
 
 
 
Hiking Blackcomb
     
 
 
 
Hiking Blackcomb
     
 
 

 
 
 
9. Blackcomb gondola station
9 August 2020.   Whistler 
9. Blackcomb gondola station
9 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 
Rendezvous Lodge and Green Lake
     
 
 
 
Rendezvous Lodge and Green Lake
     
 
 
 
Rendezvous Lodge and Green Lake
     
 
 

 
 
 
10. The easy way down
11 August 2020.   Whistler 
10. The easy way down
11 August 2020.  Whistler.
 
 
 
 
Blackcomb gondola
     
 
 
 
Blackcomb gondola
     
 
 
 
Blackcomb gondola