Had an opportunity to visit Arrogant Swine. A new traditional North Carolina BBQ place on Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn. They do a whole hog barbeque that was very flavourful plus a wonderfully inventive side – Mac & Cheese waffle. It comes with a  cheese dipping sauce and sriracha on the side. If you happen to be visiting NYC this place is worth the visit.  http://arrogantswine.com/

Visiting Vancouver Island just after Christmas, took the time to chase the sun past Sooke Harbour.  Was able to take some long exposure snaps with a ND10 filter at a beach spot along the West Coast Road. Plus a few snaps a French Beach Provincial Park.