Tag: canada

  • Feeling at home

    Feeling at home

    A first visit to the forest on the island with Daisy, a 1997 Japan Specification Land Rover Defender 90 that spent most of its life in the Kansai area. The air is still cool but the light makes it feel like spring is arriving. Several small items have been checked off slowly so far after…

  • Defender on the island

    Defender on the island

    1997 was the last year Land Rover Defenders were made for the Japanese and North American markets due to the increasingly heavy-handed safety regulations being introduced. It was also the only year that an automatic transmission was offered. The JAS and NAS are almost identical, even to the point of being left-hand-drive, powered by the…

  • Bringing Daisy home

    Bringing Daisy home

    Daisy is a 1997 Japan Specification Land Rover Defender 90 (#594) that was made for the Japanese market, after a few years in the Tokyo area spent most of its life near Osaka driven and cared for by a Japanese woman, and is largely original still and in reasonable shape for a 27-year-old vehicle. Beginning…

  • Mainland adventure

    Mainland adventure

    A quick stop next to an ivy covered tree along the upper edge of the river. While on the lower mainland, Daisy had a few things taken care of including a provincial inspection, refresh of wheels and tires, daytime running lights, front bumper cleanup and powder coating, and a general look-over. We are grateful to…

  • Fern forest

    Fern forest

    An update on Poppy with some photos in a lovely setting. Poppy is a 1966 series 2a 109″ Land Rover that was made for the Canadian market and has been in British Columbia since it was new and is largely original still. It spent about 23 years driving the back roads around Kamloops and then…

  • Dining in, looking ahead

    Dining in, looking ahead

    A cool breezy meal by the seaside is relatively cozy when sitting up front on the “elephant hide” couch and looking out through the windscreen at the view. The brewing sky, rolling sea, and birds on the wind provided some pensive seascapes for dining while reflecting on those gone before and the hope of the…

  • Snow at the beach

    Snow at the beach

    Snow and seaside together is a relatively rare view in these parts, a lovely combination. The long winter shadows of the trees couldn’t keep the afternoon sun off the water as the waves roared in. Quite relaxing listening to the sound and enjoying the light for a while before tackling the snowy hills up to…

  • Overland views: Canadian Rockies

    Overland views: Canadian Rockies

    Near the limits of the tree line, where only coniferous trees dare to grow, next to the thundering glacier water and the jagged bare rock. In an era when Land Rovers were conquering many hard to reach areas. Scanned from slides documenting the journeys of daily life in the great white north in years gone…