Goal #2 scored by Ricketts in MLS Conference Semifinals, Game 1.
The start of MLS Conference Semifinals, Game 1 in Toronto vs. NYC FC.
Wrought iron and brick
Even the crumbling buildings have a certain character.
A fishing shop on Insurgentes
This is the part where I take a bow and walk off the stage.
Puerto Vallarta at night #2 (wide)
25 second exposure at 16mm. An excellent example of what the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X can do.
Tern in flight
I strongly suspect that this fellow is a willet, but I am uncertain.
Palm trees at Playa Las Animas
The dinghy used to board and go ashore during our excursion around the bay.
The rest of the crew coming aboard
We boarded the dive/cruise boat using this dinghy.
The Boy on the Seahorse original location
My understanding is that this is the original location for the Boy on the Seahorse and a replica was erected here after the original was destroyed in a storm.
Edge of the Pacific
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe altar
The church itself is remarkably ornate for its size, but unfortunately it's almost always crawling with tourists.
Vendedores de Pescado
Tile art on the shore by Manuel Lepe.
Centre Block snapshot
Centre Block in the winter when I first moved to Ottawa.
Graffiti in Kensington Market.
Second half play
MLS Conference Semifinals, Game 1
I really wish I'd taken a better photo of this mural...
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in the morning
One of the most prominent landmarks in Viejo Vallarta.
Moored fishing boat
Lots of sport fishing in Bahía de Banderas.
Coastal construction crew
These fellows were hauling bags of cement ashore to a small worksite.
Bringing ice ashore
Playa Las Animas is served almost entirely by boat from Vallarta and other nearby settlements which have road access.
This small rock was covered with a number of different types of seabirds and vultures.
Boys in boats with pelicans
These guys were feeding the pelicans along the waterfront.
Villa Savanna was our temporary home while visiting Puerto Vallarta.
More late morning street life in Puerto Vallarta.
Telephone bank mural
Another wonderful mural in Puerto Vallarta.
Toronto Skyline, Late Spring 2015
Long focal length shot of the evening skyline in downtown Toronto.
The Ontario Power Generation building in Toronto.
Toronto players and fans celebrating the first goal in MLS Conference Semifinals, Game 1.
Street life in the morning
The sights and smells early in the morning were wonderful.
La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in the evening
Another photo of the famous church and its tower.
Puerto Vallarta at night #1
15 second exposure at 50mm.
The groom and his construction supervisor
Building castles made of sand and holes to the bottom of the beach.
Another tern party I wasn't invited to
Terns, terns, everywhere terns.
Wave breaking over small rocks
The larger island
The largest island in Los Arcos de Mismaloya. Our party went snorkelling and swimming to see the marine wildlife and enjoy the water.
Coming in for a landing
Brown pelicans are very common in Puerto Vallarta.
Fun in the sun
Tourists enjoying the surf and sand.
Puerto Vallarta surf
The surf is fairly strong around Puerto Vallarta, but it makes for great photos!
The tower of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
A closeup photo of the church tower.
La Fuente de la Amistad
A fountain on the shore of Bahía de Banderas near the naval museum.
Every spring comes and another condo tower is sprouting out of the ground in Toronto.
Allen Gardens off leash area.
Supporters behind the goal during MLS Conference Semifinals, Game 1.
Francofolies de Montréal
Lineup for June 15, 2016.
A pink clocktower
Another example of the interesting and colourful architecture of Vallarta.
Flowers at the villa
It's wonderful to see flowers in the wintertime!
Resorts on the beach
A tour boat anchored at Las Animas.
Terns on the beach
There are several different species of terns in the Bahía de Banderas, probably the most common sea birds I saw while there.
Beach riders with dogs
We happened upon these gentlemen riding along the shore with several dogs.
Los Arcos de Mismaloya
These small rocks are a protected marine sanctuary which is popular amongst tourists and divers.
Small boats in Bahía de Banderas
More Pacific Ocean surf
Villas on the hills surrounding Puerto Vallarta.
The Boy on the Seahorse
By Rafael Zamarripa, one of the many statues on the Puerto Vallarta waterfront.
A sculpture by Jim Demetro celebrating local dancers.
The Ontario Legislative Building in the evening.
Maple Leaf Gardens, 2015
Once a cathedral of hockey; now a gym complex and supermarket.
The plea for a lenient call.
Walking into town
More of Puerto Vallarta in the morning.
A steep drive
The hills surrounding Vallarta are extremely steep, and all of the taxis are manual transmission. If only we had drivers this good in Hogtown...
A lamp by the sea
More fun in the sun.
Unidentified flying bird
Possibly a sandpiper?
Snowy egrets winter in Mexico and seem to be another common bird.
Looking back at Los Arcos
Further down the coast looking northeast to Los Arcos with Puerto Vallarta in the background.
Villas on the seaside
All kinds of houses, villas, hotels, and other buildings crowded along the hills surrounding Viejo Vallarta.
Brown pelicans in the morning
Lots of seabirds in Puerto Vallarta
This guy was on the waterfront every day I was in PV showing off his skills.
Puerto Vallarta street life in the morning
Puerto Vallarta Waterfront
Surf on the waterfront on a Sunday morning.
Fire Station 314
A fire engine at Station 314 in Toronto.
John and Queen
John and Queen blocked off for humans.