Who could have foreseen that 2020 would be the year of Covid-19 and the worldwide travel restrictions it would impose? Borders everywhere were closed and it seemed much of the worlds population would be forced to remain cloistered within the confines of their own homes for a large part of the year to quell the spread of the virus. All non essential International travel around the globe came to an abrupt halt. Fortunately, Canada put laws into effect at the outset of the virus that quickly slowed its spread throughout the country and all provincial borders still remained open. As Canada is the second largest geographical country in the world that meant that there was plenty of space left to travel through and in the summer of 2020, virus be damned, I was able to complete a 16,537 kilometre road trip towing my travel trailer out west to location scout a place that I may one day move to. On June 3rd of the year after careful preparation I loaded up my truck and trailer and headed westward on a slow, meandering drive that would eventually lead me to the far western coast of my country. Along the way I was joined by a couple of friends who were also towing their own trailer headed on their own adventure and we spent the first week and a half of the drive chatting between our respective vehicles on a pair of walkie talkies that I had brought along to use for that purpose. We parted ways when we arrived in B.C. but I still met up with them here and there for the occasional hike and dinner. I find the landscape and "outdoorsy" culture of the people out west to be deeply imbedded in my soul. I can think of no other place in Canada that I would want to spend my remaining years. I didn't make this trip to be a specifically photographic adventure and instead chose to concentrate on seeing and breathing in the experience of being there rather than recording everything with my camera so this gallery of images is a little sparse in number compared to many of the other galleries in the website but it does contains images of a few of the prettier scenes I came across. Enjoy.
© Steve Tambosso - "The Wandering Fireman"