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Just steps from my home there is a Korean grocer: Kim's Mart. It sells homemade tofu and smells like baked sweet potatoes - that's cause they sell baked sweet potatoes to-go!

From my last adventure at Kim's, I brought back something labelled Tong Ho.
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. "It's a house plant" said the pooch.

A disapointed statement not too far from the truth: Tong Ho are edible chrysanthemum leaves, a plant from the daisy family rich in potassium and vitamin B. .

I sauteed them and found them very fragrant, their perfume reminding me of dandelion flowers - I am excited to try them in a soup, I heard that's where they really shine!

Jolie was unexcited. She does miss the good old days when the cheese shelves of @ottavio.victoria were our go-to adventure grounds. It's when I try to feed her a piece of green that she misses those days the most. .

#imadog #greensareforrabbits #youdontmakefriendswithsalad 
#doglife #pawesome #dogsofinstagram #bernesemountaindog #bordercollie #tongho #culinary #edibles #ediblearrangements #edibleplants #kimsmart #ilovevancouver #explore #koreanfood #recipes #chrysanthemum
Just steps from my home there is a Korean grocer: Kim's Mart. It sells homemade tofu and smells like baked sweet potatoes - that's cause they sell baked sweet potatoes to-go! From my last adventure at Kim's, I brought back something labelled Tong Ho. . . . "It's a house plant" said the pooch. A disapointed statement not too far from the truth: Tong Ho are edible chrysanthemum leaves, a plant from the daisy family rich in potassium and vitamin B. . I sauteed them and found them very fragrant, their perfume reminding me of dandelion flowers - I am excited to try them in a soup, I heard that's where they really shine! Jolie was unexcited. She does miss the good old days when the cheese shelves of @ottavio.victoria were our go-to adventure grounds. It's when I try to feed her a piece of green that she misses those days the most. . #imadog  #greensareforrabbits  #youdontmakefriendswithsalad  #doglife  #pawesome  #dogsofinstagram  #bernesemountaindog  #bordercollie  #tongho  #culinary  #edibles  #ediblearrangements  #edibleplants  #kimsmart  #ilovevancouver  #explore  #koreanfood  #recipes  #chrysanthemum 
This summer, my Nalgene water bottle fell from a pannier and lost its head.
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The story could have ended there, but then, a friend of mine told me to hold onto it, because it is a very rare thing to break a Nalgene bottle, so rare that @nalgeneco sends you a T-Shirt and a certificate when you do.
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My friend and my addiction to contests and giveaways convinced me to hold on to it.
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For months.
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This is about to end. Bye Bye Nalgene, have fun on your Recycling Truck road trip! XOX
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PS @dangmcneil can stop making fun of me for keeping a broken bottle now.

#Nalgene #Nalgenedogs #NalgeneMemes #nalgenebottle #Nalgeneadventures #nalgenebottle #nalgenesofinstagram #Nalgenehashtag #Indestructible #Titanic #gamblingaddiction #bernesemountaindog
This summer, my Nalgene water bottle fell from a pannier and lost its head. . The story could have ended there, but then, a friend of mine told me to hold onto it, because it is a very rare thing to break a Nalgene bottle, so rare that @nalgeneco sends you a T-Shirt and a certificate when you do. . My friend and my addiction to contests and giveaways convinced me to hold on to it. . For months. . This is about to end. Bye Bye Nalgene, have fun on your Recycling Truck road trip! XOX . . . PS @dangmcneil can stop making fun of me for keeping a broken bottle now. #Nalgene  #Nalgenedogs  #NalgeneMemes  #nalgenebottle  #Nalgeneadventures  #nalgenebottle  #nalgenesofinstagram  #Nalgenehashtag  #Indestructible  #Titanic  #gamblingaddiction  #bernesemountaindog 
We are having a very merry Christmas and wish you the same. ... currently waiting for figgy pudding

#wewontgountilwegetsome 
#wewishyouamerrychristmas 
#dogstagram #dogsofvancouver #christmasdog #alliwantforchristmas is #bacon
This is the final result of all the Gingerbread making efforts some of you have been (maybe) avidly following in my Instagram story.

Team Banana Bread gives you:
Snow of melted marshmallows
Oreo Mountain Bikes
Licorice ice Climbers
Bugles kayak and trees
A pretzel campfire,
And Auroras, made of molten Jolly Ranchers - like in real life.

May the #MECstaffer gingerbread competition begin. 📸@kimstagraham.mcg

#homeiswhereyoupitchit #Auroras #marshmallow #gingerbread #christmas #seriouscompeting #sugarhigh #mountainbike #camping #climbing #girlsthatclimb #girlsthathike #climblikeagirl #poursomesugaronme
This is the final result of all the Gingerbread making efforts some of you have been (maybe) avidly following in my Instagram story. Team Banana Bread gives you: Snow of melted marshmallows Oreo Mountain Bikes Licorice ice Climbers Bugles kayak and trees A pretzel campfire, And Auroras, made of molten Jolly Ranchers - like in real life. May the #MECstaffer  gingerbread competition begin. 📸@kimstagraham.mcg #homeiswhereyoupitchit  #Auroras  #marshmallow  #gingerbread  #christmas  #seriouscompeting  #sugarhigh  #mountainbike  #camping  #climbing  #girlsthatclimb  #girlsthathike  #climblikeagirl  #poursomesugaronme 
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Christmas Spirit Assembly Line.

Working at full capacity.

Christmas is in 4 days!

#xmas #mesmerizing #hypnotizing #xmas2017 #christmasspirit #alliwantforchristmas is a #christmassyselfie #vancouver @vandusengarden #christmas #joyeuxnoel #magiedenoel #northpole #HOHOHO
Christmas is in seven days.
Christmas spirit is already here!

See you soon, Santa!

#christmasspirit #christmasdog #dogsofthenorthpole #elf #elfontheshelf #santadog #yokel 
#JoyeusesFetes  #dogsofinstagram #MECstaffer #goodtimesoutside #mondaymood
Ladies, gentlemen and everyone, I give you the one, the only, the Oscar nominated, Epeira Diadema! (Epeira is the spider of course, don't mind the napping dog in the background)

You read it right, the common Cross Orbweaver was the star of a 1952 short film by Italian director Alberto Ancilotto - "Epeira Diadema" was nominated for an Oscar in 1953.

Believe it or not, she was also elected European Spider of the Year in 2010. #fact Spider Awards are a thing.

You have likely met her before, as she is one of the most well-known spiders in the world; in North America, she is seen everywhere, hanging upside down in the center of her web: from #Pennsylvania north throughout #NewEngland, throughout #Canada, and then south into #Washington, #Oregon and #California. .

In the #PNW autumns, she is said to be as common as clouds... Well, the next time you will see her, you will be aware that
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1- She is so #famous, the decorative spiders hung around for Halloween are modelled after the likes of her!

2- She got her nickname, Cross Orbweaver, from the pattern on her back; yet she will respond to many names, including Araneus diadematus/Diadem spider, European garden spider, Epeira Diademata, or #Gartenkreuzspinne .

3- Come the evening, she will eat her web to recycle it in the morning #RRR She was also seen eating her precious silks before a storm.

4- Her bite is merely unpleasant.

#funfacts #conversationstarter #sundayvibes #spiders #spidersofinstagram #learnsomethingneweveryday 
#thankyouCanada #westcoast #webcoast #silk #naptime #dogs #lovespiders #legday #8leggedfreak #pnwphotographer #naturelovers #arachnology
Ladies, gentlemen and everyone, I give you the one, the only, the Oscar nominated, Epeira Diadema! (Epeira is the spider of course, don't mind the napping dog in the background) You read it right, the common Cross Orbweaver was the star of a 1952 short film by Italian director Alberto Ancilotto - "Epeira Diadema" was nominated for an Oscar in 1953. Believe it or not, she was also elected European Spider of the Year in 2010. #fact  Spider Awards are a thing. You have likely met her before, as she is one of the most well-known spiders in the world; in North America, she is seen everywhere, hanging upside down in the center of her web: from #Pennsylvania  north throughout #NewEngland , throughout #Canada , and then south into #Washington , #Oregon  and #California . . In the #PNW  autumns, she is said to be as common as clouds... Well, the next time you will see her, you will be aware that ... . 1- She is so #famous , the decorative spiders hung around for Halloween are modelled after the likes of her! 2- She got her nickname, Cross Orbweaver, from the pattern on her back; yet she will respond to many names, including Araneus diadematus/Diadem spider, European garden spider, Epeira Diademata, or #Gartenkreuzspinne  . 3- Come the evening, she will eat her web to recycle it in the morning #RRR  She was also seen eating her precious silks before a storm. 4- Her bite is merely unpleasant. #funfacts  #conversationstarter  #sundayvibes  #spiders  #spidersofinstagram  #learnsomethingneweveryday  #thankyouCanada  #westcoast  #webcoast  #silk  #naptime  #dogs  #lovespiders  #legday  #8leggedfreak  #pnwphotographer  #naturelovers  #arachnology 
Enjoy this Halloween weekend Interlude

#notacostumepic 
Brought to you by the dashboard-dancers of the aquamarine truck parked by Lyall Harbour #PNW 
Interlude: From Old French "entrelude" and directly from Medieval Latin "inter-" between and "-ludus" play.

#etymology #hula #bobblehead #bobblebutt #hypnotic #mesmerizing #heregoesmyweekend 
#Saturna #Lyall #gulfislands #BeautifulBC #interlude #entracte #pause #blessed #westcoast #bestcoast #PNWsunshine #pnwonderland #nofilter #MECstaffer #goodtimesoutside #dashboard
Enjoy this Halloween weekend Interlude #notacostumepic  Brought to you by the dashboard-dancers of the aquamarine truck parked by Lyall Harbour #PNW  Interlude: From Old French "entrelude" and directly from Medieval Latin "inter-" between and "-ludus" play. #etymology  #hula  #bobblehead  #bobblebutt  #hypnotic  #mesmerizing  #heregoesmyweekend  #Saturna  #Lyall  #gulfislands  #BeautifulBC  #interlude  #entracte  #pause  #blessed  #westcoast  #bestcoast  #PNWsunshine  #pnwonderland  #nofilter  #MECstaffer  #goodtimesoutside  #dashboard 
Yesterday on Saturna Island, we met with the Polar Prince, who left Toronto on June 1st, 2017, and sailed to the West Coast (#bestcoast) through the Northwest Passage. .
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Her Majesty's 150 days epic journey as Canada C3, conducting research while connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast, will end in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, on october 28th. We felt lucky to catch a glimpse of her as she was #islandhopping in the Gulf and made a stop on Saturna.

It was, in fact, more than a glimpse: as Jolie waited on the dock, collecting pets from everyone, C3 welcommed us on board. We heard about the ship, the trip, the pizzlis and the whales.

Yesterday ended up being a big day of coffee, Baileys and education - getting to walk in the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy room and stand on the vessel's vintage deck were definately the highlights. #imthecaptainnow #feelingroyal .
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Fun Trivia:
Before being awoken from retirement by the @canadac3 project, MV Polar Prince was a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker and went by the name CCGS Sir Humphrey Gilbert. Who can tell where, on the boat, is the icebreaker? #trivia .
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In fact, the boat IS the icebreaker. She is a very heavy ship,  and she wears all her 960 tons down low #deadweight. When she encounters ice, she slowly slides above it, and her sheer weight breaks it. #learnsomethingneweveryday
#heavy #bigboned #royalhighness #soRed
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#Canada150
#canadiancoastguard #CanadaC3 #thankyoucanada #pnw #beautifulbc #UBCscience #dogswithboats #dogsthatfloat #bernersennenhund #pizzly #noswimming
Yesterday on Saturna Island, we met with the Polar Prince, who left Toronto on June 1st, 2017, and sailed to the West Coast (#bestcoast ) through the Northwest Passage. . . Her Majesty's 150 days epic journey as Canada C3, conducting research while connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast, will end in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, on october 28th. We felt lucky to catch a glimpse of her as she was #islandhopping  in the Gulf and made a stop on Saturna. It was, in fact, more than a glimpse: as Jolie waited on the dock, collecting pets from everyone, C3 welcommed us on board. We heard about the ship, the trip, the pizzlis and the whales. Yesterday ended up being a big day of coffee, Baileys and education - getting to walk in the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy room and stand on the vessel's vintage deck were definately the highlights. #imthecaptainnow  #feelingroyal  . . Fun Trivia: Before being awoken from retirement by the @canadac3 project, MV Polar Prince was a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker and went by the name CCGS Sir Humphrey Gilbert. Who can tell where, on the boat, is the icebreaker? #trivia  . . . . . . . . . . In fact, the boat IS the icebreaker. She is a very heavy ship, and she wears all her 960 tons down low #deadweight . When she encounters ice, she slowly slides above it, and her sheer weight breaks it. #learnsomethingneweveryday  #heavy  #bigboned  #royalhighness  #soRed  . . . #Canada150  #canadiancoastguard  #CanadaC3  #thankyoucanada  #pnw  #beautifulbc  #UBCscience  #dogswithboats  #dogsthatfloat  #bernersennenhund  #pizzly  #noswimming 
Jolie's favorite spot?
Right-here-in-your-face-at-all-times

So for this Monday Meeting we chose to go to our new favorite coffee shop in our new neighbourhood : Gene's!

Gene Coffee Bar is a very thin coffee shop, squished in between Main and Kingsway in Mount Pleasant. Gene allowed Jolie to come in and stand in her favorite spot - that is, out of the rain and at earscratch reach - while I read the news to her. The coffee is good, the (#organic) croissants are exceptional, and the walls are made of windows - perfect for rain-watching. #Raincouver #beautifulbcweather

Thank you #GeneCoffeeBar #thanksalatte
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. "Anyone knows of other such outstanding establishments in Vancouver, please do share" - Jolie, while sipping her croissant crumbs. #cozy

#unleashedvancouver

#coffeesommelier #vancouverlife #Vancouverdogs #vancouverite #Vancouver #mtpleasant #dailyhivevan
#coffeeisbae
#coffeeshopvibes #coffeeshopsoftheworld 
#candiddog #k9 #k9comfortdogs #comfortfood #coffee #mondaymeeting #monday #Mondayitis #mondaymood
Jolie's favorite spot? Right-here-in-your-face-at-all-times So for this Monday Meeting we chose to go to our new favorite coffee shop in our new neighbourhood : Gene's! Gene Coffee Bar is a very thin coffee shop, squished in between Main and Kingsway in Mount Pleasant. Gene allowed Jolie to come in and stand in her favorite spot - that is, out of the rain and at earscratch reach - while I read the news to her. The coffee is good, the (#organic ) croissants are exceptional, and the walls are made of windows - perfect for rain-watching. #Raincouver  #beautifulbcweather  Thank you #GeneCoffeeBar  #thanksalatte  . . "Anyone knows of other such outstanding establishments in Vancouver, please do share" - Jolie, while sipping her croissant crumbs. #cozy  #unleashedvancouver  #coffeesommelier  #vancouverlife  #Vancouverdogs  #vancouverite  #Vancouver  #mtpleasant  #dailyhivevan  #coffeeisbae  #coffeeshopvibes  #coffeeshopsoftheworld  #candiddog  #k9  #k9comfortdogs  #comfortfood  #coffee  #mondaymeeting  #monday  #Mondayitis  #mondaymood 
Playing Dog-Kebab in our new favorite Lake. #vancouverlife
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Trout Lake is the heart of our local park, John Hendry Park, and at the north end of the lake are 26,000 square meters for dogs off-leash #merriments.

What is now a very large dog pool and East Van's only beach used to be a natural peat bog lake fed by many streams and home to abundant salmon, beaver and.. trout, hence the name, I guess.

In June 1867 on the south shore of Burrard Inlet, Captain Edward Stamp (who once captained a Ship called Emeu #funfact) began Vancouver's first commercial operation: Stamp's sawmill, which soon became Hastings Mill. .

It was Trout Lake's waters that fed the mill's steam-driven machinery, and #Hastings Mill is said to be "the nucleus around which the city of Vancouver grew up in the 1880s" and remained important to the local economy until it closed in 1928. .

John Hendry became co-owner of the mill in 1889, and Hendry’s daughter married Eric W. Hamber, one of the previous Lt. Governor’s of British Columbia. In 1926, the Hambers donated part of their land at the Trout Lake site to the Vancouver Park Board under the condition that it be called “John Hendry Park”
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Where are they now? 
The mill was dismantled in 1927. .

The mill office – an 1895 show home – was donated to the Anglican Church and turned into a Seafarers mission which it remains until this day; .

The building that housed the Hastings Mill Store was transported by barge to the foot of Alma Street to begin a new life as the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum; .

And Trout lake stayed here, on Victoria drive, one of the 8 off-leash parks in East Van. #UnleashedVancouver

#historybits
#Vancouver #Vancouverdogs #YVR #historicallysignificant #puddles #dogkebab #dogdays #pawday #happytails #bernersennenhund #bernesemountaindog #bordercollie #thuglife #tugofwar #troutlake #BeautifulBC #VancouverBC #Vancouverisawesome #longcaptions
Playing Dog-Kebab in our new favorite Lake. #vancouverlife  . Trout Lake is the heart of our local park, John Hendry Park, and at the north end of the lake are 26,000 square meters for dogs off-leash #merriments . What is now a very large dog pool and East Van's only beach used to be a natural peat bog lake fed by many streams and home to abundant salmon, beaver and.. trout, hence the name, I guess. In June 1867 on the south shore of Burrard Inlet, Captain Edward Stamp (who once captained a Ship called Emeu #funfact ) began Vancouver's first commercial operation: Stamp's sawmill, which soon became Hastings Mill. . It was Trout Lake's waters that fed the mill's steam-driven machinery, and #Hastings  Mill is said to be "the nucleus around which the city of Vancouver grew up in the 1880s" and remained important to the local economy until it closed in 1928. . John Hendry became co-owner of the mill in 1889, and Hendry’s daughter married Eric W. Hamber, one of the previous Lt. Governor’s of British Columbia. In 1926, the Hambers donated part of their land at the Trout Lake site to the Vancouver Park Board under the condition that it be called “John Hendry Park” . . Where are they now? The mill was dismantled in 1927. . The mill office – an 1895 show home – was donated to the Anglican Church and turned into a Seafarers mission which it remains until this day; . The building that housed the Hastings Mill Store was transported by barge to the foot of Alma Street to begin a new life as the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum; . And Trout lake stayed here, on Victoria drive, one of the 8 off-leash parks in East Van. #UnleashedVancouver  #historybits  #Vancouver  #Vancouverdogs  #YVR  #historicallysignificant  #puddles  #dogkebab  #dogdays  #pawday  #happytails  #bernersennenhund  #bernesemountaindog  #bordercollie  #thuglife  #tugofwar  #troutlake  #BeautifulBC  #VancouverBC  #Vancouverisawesome  #longcaptions 
The cool autumn wind
Paint brush through the fallen leaves
Scarlet and Crimson .
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You've just been Haikued!
#haiku 
As one might suspect, my poem is a lie.
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There is no wind nor paint brushes painting the leaves in red in the fall.
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To turn red, certain deciduous trees actually alocate some of their scarce autumn energy to create the red pigment #anthocyanin out of sugars trapped in the leaves.

Without that pigment, the leaves would just show their natural yellow (xanthophylls) and orange (carotenoids) tints as the fragile, green chlorophyll breaks down.

#botanicalbits #botanicaldog #dogsofautumn #crimpedhair #dontcare 
#thankyoucanada #PNW #autumn #redleaf #fallphotography #dirtydogs #wetdog #vancouverdogs #dogsofvancouver #thoseeyes #bernersennenhund
The cool autumn wind Paint brush through the fallen leaves Scarlet and Crimson . . . You've just been Haikued! #haiku  As one might suspect, my poem is a lie. . There is no wind nor paint brushes painting the leaves in red in the fall. . To turn red, certain deciduous trees actually alocate some of their scarce autumn energy to create the red pigment #anthocyanin  out of sugars trapped in the leaves. Without that pigment, the leaves would just show their natural yellow (xanthophylls) and orange (carotenoids) tints as the fragile, green chlorophyll breaks down. #botanicalbits  #botanicaldog  #dogsofautumn  #crimpedhair  #dontcare  #thankyoucanada  #PNW  #autumn  #redleaf  #fallphotography  #dirtydogs  #wetdog  #vancouverdogs  #dogsofvancouver  #thoseeyes  #bernersennenhund 
Driving in circles #fog #noview @fish_shimano @islanderreels
Driving in circles #fog  #noview  @fish_shimano @islanderreels
Trolling salmon. #trolling .

Staring into the fog, the #fisherdog is also remembering Spanish explorer and Nootka Affair protagonist José María Narváez. .

Narváez led the first European exploration of El Gran Canal de Nuestra Señora del Rosario la Marinera, a name somewhat cumbersome that was replaced in 1792 by the to-the-point British name Georgia Strait (for King Georges III), and forms part of the Salish Sea. #yonosoyelmarinero #soyelcapitan

In July of 1791, as commander of the schooner Santa Saturnina, he was the first European to set foot on the Sunshine Coast by Chapman Creek, for which he prefered the singing name of Rio de la Aguada. That name didn't stick either. .

But he was obviously gifted when it came to naming places, and some of his creations do remain- like Lasqueti, the name he gave a small island our fishing expedition might or might not be facing. #fog #imatthewheel #sailingincircles #lost #whereisnortheast #noview .

#historybits #forgottenexplorer #Parksville #Lasqueti #SalishSea #PNW #PNWsunshine #ExploreBC #ExploreVanIsle #share #dogsofig #dogsonboats #dogsthatfloat #beautifulbc #beautifulbcweather #goodtimesoutside #trolls #Shimano #islanderreels
Trolling salmon. #trolling  . Staring into the fog, the #fisherdog  is also remembering Spanish explorer and Nootka Affair protagonist JosĂ© MarĂ­a Narváez. . Narváez led the first European exploration of El Gran Canal de Nuestra Señora del Rosario la Marinera, a name somewhat cumbersome that was replaced in 1792 by the to-the-point British name Georgia Strait (for King Georges III), and forms part of the Salish Sea. #yonosoyelmarinero  #soyelcapitan  In July of 1791, as commander of the schooner Santa Saturnina, he was the first European to set foot on the Sunshine Coast by Chapman Creek, for which he prefered the singing name of Rio de la Aguada. That name didn't stick either. . But he was obviously gifted when it came to naming places, and some of his creations do remain- like Lasqueti, the name he gave a small island our fishing expedition might or might not be facing. #fog  #imatthewheel  #sailingincircles  #lost  #whereisnortheast  #noview  . #historybits  #forgottenexplorer  #Parksville  #Lasqueti  #SalishSea  #PNW  #PNWsunshine  #ExploreBC  #ExploreVanIsle  #share  #dogsofig  #dogsonboats  #dogsthatfloat  #beautifulbc  #beautifulbcweather  #goodtimesoutside  #trolls  #Shimano  #islanderreels