Aaron Barry

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Aaron Barry

I am currently calling Canada my home after finding a lovely town called Peachland.

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill



North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kelowna June 11th 2010

Trans Canada Trail (TCT)- Myra Canyon hiking and cycling trail “Just south of Kelowna is Myra Canyon, a lovingly restored section of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. It weighs in at 12 miles (24 km) round trip, but there are no steep climbs or hairball singletracks - just some fun, casual riding. What makes the Myra Canyon section special are the 18 trestles and two tunnels you'll pass over and through.” - In 2003, a month long fire destroyed part of this trail, the Kettle Valley Rail trail. 12 of 18 Railroad trestles were destroyed. By 2008, they had restored the trestles and reopened this section of trail. On the 29th of May 2010, 4 friends and I took our bikes to Myra Canyon in the Okanagan Valley of BC. The trail we rode is situated ... read more
The View
Trestle number 18
Trestle

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Peachland June 6th 2010

Peachland "Everydays a good day, some are just better than others." Today was definitely one of the better ones. I woke up this morning with no plans and that was a good thing. On Sundays during the Spring and Summer, Peachland has a farmers market where vendors sell arts and crafts along with fruits and vegetables. Being early in the spring, today's market didn't have much to offer in the way of farming produce. After the market, a stroll down beach avenue was in order. The beach i talk of is however a rocky, stony beach not a sandy beach that most people think of. However still beautiful none the less. Peachland sits on the shores of Lake Okanagan, a 135 kilometer long lake that sits in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. There are many ... read more
Another Sunset
Okanagan Lake
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North America » Canada » British Columbia » Peachland June 4th 2010

From a little town called Culcairn in New South Wales, Australia with a population of 1200 people to a town of 5000 called Peachland in British Columbia, Canada, my journey since March has taken me over 10 000 miles. From Sydney, Australia i flew to Los Angeles from which i took to the road via car and took the 3 day journey from LA to Penticton, BC, Canada. One month after taking this journey, i took it again, to travel back down to Los Angeles for a week holiday. So as you can see, i have spent a lot of time on the road. In May i found a lovely place in Peachland BC Canada to move into, which i love tremendously. It's nestled in the Mountains but still close enough to civilisation that i don't ... read more
Lovely View
Eagle Landing
Lake Skaha

North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff December 24th 2009

Banff, Alberta, Canada. November/December 2009. A trip that i will never ever forget. Having never taken an adventure in the snow, my first real time in cold weather (-26c Lake Louise) it was an amazing experience. Even if you aren't into the skiing/snowboarding side of life, there is still plenty to do in a place like Banff. Just kicking back with a coffee as you walk Banff Avenue is a great way to enjoy life. Plenty of gift stores to choose from to pick up a little piece of memorabilia. There is also the Gondola Ride which opens up to some fantastic views. Then there are the journeys you can take that are around Banff which are spectacular driving. Lake Louise is definitely a must see. My gloves that were good enough for Banff Conditions (-15c), ... read more
Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Not a bad place to be walking

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Albury December 23rd 2009

Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this and a Happy New Year. My Christmas is being spent with my family in Australia in my home town of Albury. Nothing much has changed over the years, except that it may get busier and busier. Joy. Christmas brings a lot of memories of Christmases in the past with traditions that go on. Christmas morning always starts with the opening of gifts we have for each other. Always enjoyable. We always have lunch with family and friends of the family and for dinner we get together with the extended family and celebrate with a lovely meal out in the backyard. Boxing Day is spent resting from Christmas and eating left over food while watching the Boxing Day Cricket Test Match. Enjoy your Christmas and be safe...... read more

North America » United States » California » Los Angeles December 23rd 2009

August 2009 My first ever holiday overseas and its to the big city of LA. It is definitely a party town, as long as you leave 2 hours earlier to get to where your going due to all the traffic but apart from that, its well worth a visit. The thing i enjoyed most about my visit was Santa Monica Beach, the Pier and the walk down to Venice Beach and seeing the Market Stalls along the path. I enjoyed the "casualness", casual for LA, of the beach life just walking the beach and enjoying a little bit of sun when it peaked through the smog and marine layer. Santa Monica Pier is a fun and exciting place with Rides and Entertainment such as buskers as you stroll along it. Having not seen much in life, ... read more
Sunset at Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Beach Sunset
Santa Monica Pier Sunset


August 2009 Sequoia National Park is a place that words and pictures don't do justice. For this trip to Sequoia, the journey started in Los Angeles but this story will start at Reimers Candies and Gifts at Three Rivers, California. Here i enjoyed one of the nicest wildberry icecreams along with a bubble gum ice cream too. A very delicious start to my trip. Driving through the outer area of the park is quite amazing as you know you are going into something so majestic. If it wasn't enough that i was seeing this wonderful park on my drive into the campsite, i got to see my first real life bear just walking across the road. Very Much a thrill for my first holiday and my first time in a National Park. Hiking through Sequoia was ... read more
Reimers Candies
Sequoia National Park
Tunnel Rock

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Albury December 23rd 2009

This is my first blog entry and i thought i would post up a few pics of a sunset i saw last night. ... read more
At Sunset
At Sunset
Murry River Sunset




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