I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada with my wife Debbie. We have two daughters who have left home and leading their own busy lives. I am an avid photographer but it is my hobby, not my profession. I was a chemical engineer and worked in the optical fiber and telecommunications industries but has recently retired. I enjoy cycling, skiing, running, sailing, kayaking, travel, music, nature, hiking, food, movies, reading, technology and just about anything else life has to offer. When traveling, I enjoy interacting with people who live in the area and try to avoid tourist hotels.