Phase Two

Phase Two

Our backpacks are lined up and airing out. Meticulously we plan and trial pack. Which clothes will make the cut, which will be rejected. Will our bags be too heavy? Do we need more shoes? Fewer shoes? How cold will it be in Iceland in September? What visas do we need? How much camera gear is too much? Do we have travel insurance? Who will look after our cats? What about our apartment? What about our work? 

After a year of reevaluating we are resuming our travels, albeit in modified fashion. We head out from Vancouver on June 18th. We will be gone just shy of three months and as expected before departure, we are knee-deep in logistics and planning. We will be in Denmark for three weeks before travelling through parts of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. So far the list of destinations includes; Poland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iceland. Stay tuned for more as we confirm travel arrangements. 

Time flies. We have already been in Vancouver for a year and we pinched ourselves as we explored our new neighborhood. English Bay and the West End are vibrant areas near park and beach. On a stroll along the Seawall or through Stanley park; snippets of conversations in foreign tongues, two or three different ones within minutes. We love the international flair and will look forward to returning in September.

We have both felt nothing but support and encouragement from our clients and work contacts. Mik and Courtney are starting a home for geriatric felines and we are truly grateful. A very pleasant young man will be residing in our apartment and taking care of the plants. 

We are excited to be headed out on the road again and look forward to sharing stories and photos here at 5050 Travelog. 

To get you warmed up, scroll through some of my favourite captures from our first year in Vancouver. 

If this your first time here or looking for a recap of Phase One of our travels, we recommend checking our this post:
25 Countries in 18 Months

 
  X-Pro2, XF 14mm f/2.8  - Welcome to English Bay - June

X-Pro2, XF 14mm f/2.8 - Welcome to English Bay - June

 
  X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4  - No shortage of coffee shops in Vancouver, July

X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4 - No shortage of coffee shops in Vancouver, July

 
  X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4  - Festival of Lights, August

X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4 - Festival of Lights, August

 
  X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2  - After the rain, September

X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2 - After the rain, September

 
  X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4  - Vote in October

X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4 - Vote in October

 
  X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2  - Stanley Park, October

X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2 - Stanley Park, October

 
  X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2  - Lions Gate Bridge and North Vancouver, November

X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2 - Lions Gate Bridge and North Vancouver, November

 
  X-Pro2, XF 50mm f/2  - Fall is here, November

X-Pro2, XF 50mm f/2 - Fall is here, November

 
  X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4  - Thurlow Street, November

X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4 - Thurlow Street, November

 
  X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4   - Snow day, West End, December

X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4  - Snow day, West End, December

 
  X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2  - Vancouver, Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and English Bay. A vessel heads for the Pacific Ocean, December

X-Pro2, XF 90mm f/2 - Vancouver, Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park and English Bay. A vessel heads for the Pacific Ocean, December

 
  X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4  - Cycling in Stanley Park, December

X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4 - Cycling in Stanley Park, December

 
  X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4  - Vancouver Women's Day March, January 

X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4 - Vancouver Women's Day March, January 

 
  X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4  - December morning in Stanley Park

X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4 - December morning in Stanley Park

 
  X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4  -   English Bay, January

X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4 - English Bay, January

 
  X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4  - Second snow day, West End, February

X-Pro2, XF 35mm f/1.4 - Second snow day, West End, February

 
  X-H1, XF 35mm f/1.4  - BC Place Stadium, Whitecaps game, March 

X-H1, XF 35mm f/1.4 - BC Place Stadium, Whitecaps game, March 

 
  X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4  - March For Our Lives, March 

X-Pro2, XF 23mm f/1.4 - March For Our Lives, March 

 
  X-H1, XF 23mm f/1.4  - English Bay, March

X-H1, XF 23mm f/1.4 - English Bay, March

 
  X-H1, XF 90mm f/2   - Volleyball at Spanish Banks, April

X-H1, XF 90mm f/2  - Volleyball at Spanish Banks, April

 
  X-H1, XF 23mm f/1.4  - Downtown Vancouver, May

X-H1, XF 23mm f/1.4 - Downtown Vancouver, May

 
  X-H1, XT 23mm f/1.4  - English Bay, Today, June

X-H1, XT 23mm f/1.4 - English Bay, Today, June