2018 was a whirlwind of a year, with so many extreme ups and downs. I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time outdoors, capturing the beautiful landscapes, and sharing some special moments with old and new friends alike.
My photography work, and adventurous lifestyle lead outsiders to believe that I live an amazing life. I kind of do and I'm greatly appreciative for a lot of the things I've been able to do, and places I've been able to see. But there is another side of me that I've been keeping away from the public's eye. Really only family and close friends have been made aware that I've been struggling with a chronic digestive disease for the past four years.
It was a Thursday like any other. I went for a bike ride, arrived back home had some food and back on my computer to do some work. Then I received a text message inviting me to come climbing at Lion's head for the weekend. It didn't take much to convince me to tag along.
As we arrived on Saturday morning, we quickly gathered our things and went straight to the approach trail in search of some classic climbs. We were not disappointed. However the first climb of the trip reminded us that rock climbing can sometimes be unpredictable. As the first leader of our group made his way up a large hand hold ripped off the wall causing him to take a fall. Not much harm was done other than a bit of rope burn on the legs, and all was well again. Other than this we had no other issues the rest of the trip. And so we continued on.
I have not been this inspired to take photos in a long time. And I think the shots I took did it some justice. The water is crystal clear and has a turquoise tint from the minerals in the limestone making it seem almost tropical. If you are a hiker, paddler, climber, or nature lover I highly recommend this as a destination.
The following are a few photos I made during the trip. Enjoy!