Category Archives: sport

Whistler Sliding Centre

For some strange reason, the first few days we were in Whistler, I didn’t think about some of the locations that should be there for a Winter Olympics.  Then I saw a sign for the Sliding Centre and decided to … Continue reading

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The Olympics Were Here

We spent a few days in Whistler having a break.  The town hosted many of the Winter Olympic events when Vancouver was the host city.  There is an Olympic Park in the middle of the town and the Olympic rings … Continue reading

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Kayak Club Outing

A few kayakers were out while we were in Ballard.  One group appeared to be either a club or a training course.  Most of them were in identical looking kayaks while they seemed to be escorted by a pair of … Continue reading

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Camden Yards

I last saw Camden Yards over 20 years ago when I was living in Washington D.C.  At the time, the trend for developing baseball stadiums back in downtown areas was only just getting going.  Camden was a trendsetter.  Now, many … Continue reading

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Racing Eight (ish)

Washington has a history of rowing that goes back decades.  If you want a good read, get hold of the The Boys in the Boat which is about University of Washington rowers in the 30s.  Rowing is still a big … Continue reading

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Tri-Valley Haven 5k/10k

A shelter program in the Tri-Valley area held a fund raising run a little while back. A few of our friends had decided to participate so I headed along to get some shots of them running. There was both a … Continue reading

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Avaya Stadium for a Pre-Season Game

I was down in San Jose and I ended up getting some lunch next to the Avaya Stadium.  This is the home of the San Jose Earthquakes, a Major League Soccer side.  They were having a pre-season game and a … Continue reading

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Surfing the Bigger Waves

With the big waves coming in at Santa Cruz, the surfers were working in a way we had not seen before.  They were split into two groups, both of which were further away from us than normal.  I assume that … Continue reading

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Throwing a Stick – A Big Stick!

A focus of the Highland Games in Pleasanton was the traditional sports thought of when you use the term Highland Games and the most famous of these is tossing the caber.  The event took place on the finish straight of … Continue reading

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The Lions Show Their Love for the Cubs – And Why Not????

To be fair, the lions are pretty flexible when it comes to affiliations.  When the White Sox went to the World Series, they wore White Sox caps.  Bears helmets and Blackhawks helmets don’t cause a problem since there is only … Continue reading

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