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Seven years talking about it followed by three weeks doing it. It was great fun and we can finally stop saying 'we'll do it next year.'

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SAS Ball 2005 - Billy Manning - you could have been in a cock suit.
SAS Ball 2005
Tignes 2003 - The view over Val Claret from our balcony.
Tignes 2003
Canada 2006 - Niagara with the American falls in the background.
Canada 2006

...like a tractor


Toronto

Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Starting out in Toronto.
Starting out in Toronto.
Photo: Canada 2006 - Some buildings are, like, big...
Some buildings are, like, big...
Picture: Canada 2006 - ...and shiny
...and shiny
Image: Canada 2006 - The CN Tower.  Pointy.
The CN Tower. Pointy.
Pics: Canada 2006 - Moo.
Moo.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Where is everybody?
Where is everybody?
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Uh, water, fountains, other stuff.
Uh, water, fountains, other stuff.
Images: Canada 2006 - Grrr.
Grrr.
Pic: Canada 2006 - I like beer.
I like beer.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - That looks like a lady's drink.  Pinky should be aloft, really.
That looks like a lady's drink. Pinky should be aloft,...
Photo: Canada 2006 (canada2006_011)
(canada2006_011)
Picture: Canada 2006 - Toronto Islands.
Toronto Islands.
Image: Canada 2006 - Still on the islands...
Still on the islands...
Pics: Canada 2006 - ...and on the ferry back.
...and on the ferry back.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Niagara, classy.
Niagara, classy.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Niagara with the American falls in the background.
Niagara with the American falls in the background.
Images: Canada 2006 - Horseshoe falls.
Horseshoe falls.
Pic: Canada 2006 - Horseshoe falls a bit closer...
Horseshoe falls a bit closer...
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - ...and underneath them.
...and underneath them.
Photo: Canada 2006 - Maid of the Mist.
Maid of the Mist.
Picture: Canada 2006 - High fashon.
High fashon.
Image: Canada 2006 - CN Tower from the bottom...
CN Tower from the bottom...
Pics: Canada 2006 - ...and from the top.
...and from the top.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Zanzibar strip club, Toroto's finest apparently.
Zanzibar strip club, Toroto's finest apparently.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Hooters!
Hooters!
Images: Canada 2006 - Some Irish lads.  I'm sure they all had names.
Some Irish lads. I'm sure they all had names.
Pic: Canada 2006 - Proof that booze and razors don't mix.
Proof that booze and razors don't mix.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Irish birds.
Irish birds.
Photo: Canada 2006 - *Drunk* Irish birds.
*Drunk* Irish birds.


Banff

Picture: Canada 2006 - Don't know where we're goin', got no way of knowin'...
Don't know where we're goin', got no way of knowin'...
Image: Canada 2006 - Domestic godess in action.
Domestic godess in action.
Pics: Canada 2006 - The Devil's RV.
The Devil's RV.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - The first of many mountains.
The first of many mountains.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Same mountain, better model.
Same mountain, better model.
Images: Canada 2006 - On the way up Sulphur Mountan, looking a little gay.
On the way up Sulphur Mountan, looking a little gay.
Pic: Canada 2006 - Banff from the top (almost) of Sulphur Mountain.
Banff from the top (almost) of Sulphur Mountain.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Big Horned goat.
Big Horned goat.
Photo: Canada 2006 - A weather station, maybe, at the top of Sulphur Mountain.
A weather station, maybe, at the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Picture: Canada 2006 - On the way down.
On the way down.
Image: Canada 2006 - Hello sailor.
Hello sailor.
Pics: Canada 2006 - Banff main strip.
Banff main strip.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Stu's got some explaining to do.
Stu's got some explaining to do.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - River, bridge, mountain.
River, bridge, mountain.
Images: Canada 2006 - Mountain biking with a stinking hangover.
Mountain biking with a stinking hangover.


Lake Louise

Pic: Canada 2006 - The beast at rest.
The beast at rest.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - On a way up a chair lift at Lake Louise.
On a way up a chair lift at Lake Louise.
Photo: Canada 2006 - Black bears, I think.
Black bears, I think.
Picture: Canada 2006 - Quo vadis?
Quo vadis?
Image: Canada 2006 - Moraine Lake.
Moraine Lake.
Pics: Canada 2006 - Uh, a bridge by Moraine Lake.
Uh, a bridge by Moraine Lake.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Moraine Lake again.
Moraine Lake again.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Canoeing on Moraine Lake.  Cold water!
Canoeing on Moraine Lake. Cold water!
Images: Canada 2006 - *Expert* canoeing on Moraine Lake!
*Expert* canoeing on Moraine Lake!
Pic: Canada 2006 - Skipping stones...
Skipping stones...
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - ...that was a forgotten pleasure.
...that was a forgotten pleasure.
Photo: Canada 2006 - Moraine Lake, a photo just like the guidebook.
Moraine Lake, a photo just like the guidebook.
Picture: Canada 2006 - Big rocks, little Stu.
Big rocks, little Stu.
Image: Canada 2006 - Near Lake Consolation.
Near Lake Consolation.
Pics: Canada 2006 - Waiting for a bus.
Waiting for a bus.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - On the Trail of the Five Glaciers.
On the Trail of the Five Glaciers.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - The Trail of the Five Glaciers, again.
The Trail of the Five Glaciers, again.
Images: Canada 2006 - Near the end of the trail.
Near the end of the trail.
Pic: Canada 2006 - Action shot, go Stu!
Action shot, go Stu!
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - The path up The Big Beehive.
The path up The Big Beehive.
Photo: Canada 2006 - The view from the top of The Big Beehive.
The view from the top of The Big Beehive.
Picture: Canada 2006 - Lake Louise from the top of The Big Beehive.
Lake Louise from the top of The Big Beehive.
Image: Canada 2006 - The way down from The Big Beehive.
The way down from The Big Beehive.
Pics: Canada 2006 - Brrr.
Brrr.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - The view from the bottom.
The view from the bottom.


Columbia Icefield

Pictures: Canada 2006 - On the trip up to the Columbia Icefields
On the trip up to the Columbia Icefields
Images: Canada 2006 - Lake, mountain, trees, yadda yadda.
Lake, mountain, trees, yadda yadda.
Pic: Canada 2006 - Running water.  I wanna pee.
Running water. I wanna pee.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Trees, mountains, lake.
Trees, mountains, lake.
Photo: Canada 2006 - Lake, reflection.
Lake, reflection.
Picture: Canada 2006 - Mountains, water.
Mountains, water.
Image: Canada 2006 - Ooh, a glacier.
Ooh, a glacier.
Pics: Canada 2006 - A waterfall and the chick from Lost.
A waterfall and the chick from Lost.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Mountain, cloud and the RV.
Mountain, cloud and the RV.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - The Endless Chain Ridge.
The Endless Chain Ridge.
Images: Canada 2006 - Sunwapta Falls, possibly.
Sunwapta Falls, possibly.
Pic: Canada 2006 - Looks like the Sunwapta Falls again.
Looks like the Sunwapta Falls again.


Jasper

Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - On the way to do some rafting.
On the way to do some rafting.
Photo: Canada 2006 (canada2006_085)
(canada2006_085)
Picture: Canada 2006 - Jasper, near the town hall.
Jasper, near the town hall.
Image: Canada 2006 - Unleashing fury on some beer cans.
Unleashing fury on some beer cans.
Pics: Canada 2006 - A mountain before breakfast.  Edith Cavell, I think.
A mountain before breakfast. Edith Cavell, I think.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - On the way up.
On the way up.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Same mountain, a bit closer.
Same mountain, a bit closer.
Images: Canada 2006 - Mr T came on this walk.
Mr T came on this walk.
Pic: Canada 2006 - A bird on the top of a tree.  Type of bird: dunno.  Type of tree: a fir, probably.
A bird on the top of a tree. Type of bird: dunno. Type...
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Lickin some ice.
Lickin some ice.
Photo: Canada 2006 - Big lumps of ice.
Big lumps of ice.
Picture: Canada 2006 - Fact for the day: ice is cold.
Fact for the day: ice is cold.
Image: Canada 2006 - A bit late to tell us.
A bit late to tell us.
Pics: Canada 2006 - Jasper from the top of the cablecar.
Jasper from the top of the cablecar.
Gallery: Canada 2006 - King of the world.  Well, maybe one day.
King of the world. Well, maybe one day.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Horseshoe lake.
Horseshoe lake.
Images: Canada 2006 - Jumping into Horseshoe lake.  It was higher that it looks in the photo.
Jumping into Horseshoe lake. It was higher that it looks...
Pic: Canada 2006 - Diving.  Badly.
Diving. Badly.


Whistler

Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Mount Robson, highest peak in the Rockies.
Mount Robson, highest peak in the Rockies.
Photo: Canada 2006 - RV-envy.
RV-envy.
Picture: Canada 2006 - A road, a straight one at that.
A road, a straight one at that.
Image: Canada 2006 - .../Drivin' on the road to nowhere/
.../Drivin' on the road to nowhere/
Pics: Canada 2006 - Between Jasper and Whister somewhere.  Kinda reminded me of Spain.
Between Jasper and Whister somewhere. Kinda reminded me...
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Logs
Logs
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Monkey boy.
Monkey boy.
Images: Canada 2006 - Check out the farmer's tan!
Check out the farmer's tan!
Pic: Canada 2006 - Feeling the fear before some downhill biking in Whister.
Feeling the fear before some downhill biking in Whister.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Stu looking... er... asleep.
Stu looking... er... asleep.
Photo: Canada 2006 - That's more like it.  Grr!
That's more like it. Grr!
Picture: Canada 2006 - Going up on the lift looking all 'Running Man'.
Going up on the lift looking all 'Running Man'.
Image: Canada 2006 - It was hot, we were wearing armour all day.  You're going to sweat a little.
It was hot, we were wearing armour all day. You're going...


Vancouver

Pics: Canada 2006 - Vancouver now.  I've been meaning to look up the name of this rock.
Vancouver now. I've been meaning to look up the name of...
Gallery: Canada 2006 - One of the Vancouver beaches.
One of the Vancouver beaches.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - The 9-o'clock gun.  Fires every night at 9.
The 9-o'clock gun. Fires every night at 9.
Images: Canada 2006 - 'Girl in a Wetsuit', a fairly obvious homage to The Little Mermaid.
'Girl in a Wetsuit', a fairly obvious homage to The...
Pic: Canada 2006 - Vancouver, again.
Vancouver, again.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Waiting for a taxi after dropping off the RV.
Waiting for a taxi after dropping off the RV.
Photo: Canada 2006 - Fine art.
Fine art.
Picture: Canada 2006 - Cafe, fountain.  Still Vancouver.
Cafe, fountain. Still Vancouver.
Image: Canada 2006 - One of the many bears around Vancouver...
One of the many bears around Vancouver...
Pics: Canada 2006 - ...They'd given them to artists to decorate and were going to auction them for charity.
...They'd given them to artists to decorate and were...
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Chinese garden in the middle of the city.
Chinese garden in the middle of the city.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - The force is strong with this one.
The force is strong with this one.
Images: Canada 2006 - Another day, another beach.  I liked this bit.
Another day, another beach. I liked this bit.
Pic: Canada 2006 - Hamburger Mary's.  Mmmm, sloppy.
Hamburger Mary's. Mmmm, sloppy.
Thumbnail: Canada 2006 - Hello ladies.
Hello ladies.
Photo: Canada 2006 - This is where I'd given the camera to Stu and buggered off to bed.
This is where I'd given the camera to Stu and buggered...
Picture: Canada 2006 - Young, blonde, fit.  Hello... no... no... hello.
Young, blonde, fit. Hello... no... no... hello.
Image: Canada 2006 - He's gay, apparently, so it's wasted on him.
He's gay, apparently, so it's wasted on him.
Pics: Canada 2006 - [Witty comment, moderately insulting to Stu.]
[Witty comment, moderately insulting to Stu.]
Gallery: Canada 2006 - Our balcony in a posh hotel.  The Fairmont, maybe.
Our balcony in a posh hotel. The Fairmont, maybe.
Pictures: Canada 2006 - Last day on the beach, shortly before I had to leave for the airport.
Last day on the beach, shortly before I had to leave for...

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halvin23:14 10th Jul 2006 

They say a picture speaks a thousand words...

Bracey12:19 12th Jul 2006 

two inches?!

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halvin17:31 8th Jul 2006 

Niagara: a beautiful, unspoilt paradise.

Bracey12:21 12th Jul 2006 

Supersize my kids into a fat suit!

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Bracey12:24 12th Jul 2006 

Ah the pleasure of holidays. Hal takes a pee on the side street.

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Bracey12:26 12th Jul 2006 

Ten minutes later the effects are felt

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Bracey12:30 12th Jul 2006 

Maid of the Mist (for the less educated that's the name of the boat in the next photo, but if the cap fits!)

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halvin17:16 8th Jul 2006 

'Hey, I can see a "Hooters" from here!'

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halvin17:15 8th Jul 2006 

Toronto's finest strip club, just across the road from our hotel.

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Stu16:32 10th Jul 2006 

The high point of Hal's life

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halvin10:28 28th Jul 2006 

Be sure to say hello if you visit this site, lads. You're dirty, dirty boys!

That was a funny night.

Crowler15:25 4th Sep 2006 

Hey Hal! Crowler here (white t-shirt/shaved baby goose) just thought id drop in +say hi and steal that picture of gav's arrow belly, quality photo-quality night.

halvin19:45 4th Sep 2006 

Ah yes, I made a promise, didn't I?

To be properly integrated once my Mum's seen the photos!

edit: Right, my Mum's seen the photos and the sack's back! (see prev picture)

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halvin13:44 9th Jul 2006 

It's like some kind of 'who can look the most drunk' competition.

I think Stu's winning.

LaCheese16:15 10th Jul 2006 

You could say that Hal but I think it is more like open season on the Canadian moose.
I'm ready for some nice shots of their arse antlers next.

Bracey12:38 12th Jul 2006 

It's very foolish(or brave) to get out of your car when at a safari park!

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Bracey12:41 12th Jul 2006 

Brokeback Mountain

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LaCheese16:17 10th Jul 2006 

I don't want to sound like interested or something but where is this Halv?

halvin23:06 10th Jul 2006 

That's be Banff.

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Bracey12:43 12th Jul 2006 

Brokeback Mountain, just in case there was any doubt earlier

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Stu16:22 9th Jul 2006 

I hate hockey

halvin23:18 10th Jul 2006 

I dunno, I was starting to get into it.

How 'bout them Oilers, eh?

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halvin17:04 8th Jul 2006 

Wetsuit ... check!
Helmet ... check!

OK, ready for a night on the town.

LaCheese16:25 10th Jul 2006 

Nice Anti-Skank Protection
*nods head in approval*

LaCheese11:09 11th Jul 2006 

And with that beard you are ready for some Bear Pride too looks like

Bracey12:47 12th Jul 2006 

nipple clamps and KY.... check

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Bracey19:03 13th Jul 2006 

Can you feel the magic baby, wanna get a room?

halvin22:24 13th Jul 2006 

Oh yeah, we're gonna get a room.

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halvin17:06 8th Jul 2006 

First name: Mr
Middle name: Period
Last name: T

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Tim11:45 25th Nov 2006 

It's good for your 'roids

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halvin23:23 10th Jul 2006 

"J" for Jasper

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halvin23:27 10th Jul 2006 

This is Mount Robson, which is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (just short of 4000m).

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halvin14:50 9th Jul 2006 

Look at the size of the f__ker!

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halvin17:17 8th Jul 2006 

Mmmm, sweaty!

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halvin23:13 10th Jul 2006 

Stu (Thinking): If you take one more photo, I'll shove that camera up your arse.

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Monkeyrat Jim15:09 11th Jul 2006 

Hello Cutie!!

LaCheese07:52 4th Aug 2006 

Based on Jnr's reaction I don't think she's wearing any knickers - go on lad

Bracey09:56 4th Aug 2006 

I think she's squeezing out a night fart

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LaCheese07:51 4th Aug 2006 

Pimpin da ho's, Canuck-stylee

Bracey09:57 4th Aug 2006 

Andy Mann post chemo

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Bracey19:05 13th Jul 2006 

Stu's donated liver came just in time!

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halvin18:12 11th Jul 2006 

Nothing says 'class' like eating salsa from the jar with a plastic drink stirrer.

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Monkeyrat Jim15:10 11th Jul 2006 

great pic, would make a nice desktop background.. YOU FOOL!!

halvin18:09 11th Jul 2006 

I ain't goin' to no beach, fool!







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