Vancouver’s North Shore is surrounded by water.
It’s everywhere you turn. But I’ve never been able to work the surrounding sea into a riding shot. There isn’t a tall enough tree for me to climb to pull the view in despite the unavoidable proximity to ocean; it’s forever been frustrating for me. So, I turned to a drone and it was the answer to my years-in-themaking quest. Winter sunsets are low on the horizon, bathing Shore trails in evening light and with the high drone angle, I finally pulled in ocean, islands, snow, Thomas Vanderham and Andrew Shandro. Success at last.