Just before starting my final year of school I decided I needed to get away for a few days solo, so I decided to head down south and spend a few days in Oregon and Washington. I left without any real concrete plans, and it turned out to be a grand mini-adventure. 

First off was Portland for two nights, seeing old friends, drinking too much delicious coffee and beer, but also getting out of town for a great hike in the Columbia River Gorge. While in Portland I got a call from some friends that they had an extra ticket for Bumbershoot in Seattle so I spent a wonderful (albeit a bit blurry) of a day seeing music before I headed to the coast of Washington for a night of solo camping on the beach. More to come, but here are a few snaps from the trip.

-Pv

Paul amidst dark seas.

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A little less colour from the summer. Brock, Teresa and Noah.

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Summer is finally winding down, another season has escaped too quickly.

I did not have the opportunity to shoot as many photos as I would have liked this summer, but the moments I did manage to get away turned out to be some of my favourite. Slowly scanning many lost and misplaced rolls of film, can’t wait to see what’s next.

On Vancouver Island we climbed a tree, drank a beer and scared ourselves. A wonderful time.

-Pv

Only The Lonely, with Paul E.

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Finding small moments from earlier this summer. Morning and evening on the ferry.

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My street corner in the summer.

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Those kids in the woods.

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On the oyster hunt in the bay. We found some, and ate them with perhaps too much vodka later that evening.

Take a minute.

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Some absolute crazyness happened to this film.

Crab park in the summer, loving the summer vibes.

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Captain Brian in my less than tidy kitchen.

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These two.

My pal Noah has this amazing camper on his property at his cabin, only had time for this quick snap but we will be going back.

-Pv

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