The Bridge (U.S. TV series)

Important issues in the era of Trump’s hateful America.

Yes, there are detectives and, yes, there is a killer. But the true mysteries of The Bridge lie in the great swaths of land and stories surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. …

Episode 7 Recap: The Defiant Weirdness of ‘Destino’

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The Bridge is an American crime drama television series … based on the Danish-Swedish series Broen/Bron. …

The show stars German actress Diane Kruger and Mexican actor Demián Bichir in pivotal roles.  …

The complete series consists of two seasons of 13 episodes each. The series debuted on FX in the United States on July 10, 2013, and the series finale aired on October 1, 2014. …

The American version takes place on the U.S. and Mexican border where a murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juárez (the Bridge of the Americas) bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross (Kruger) who is mentored by Hank Wade (Levine) and Chihuahua State police detective Marco Ruiz (Bichir). …

Detective Sonya Cross has undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome or a similar autism spectrum disorder. She’s awesome. Meticulous, direct and prickly. No empathy.

Many of the minor characters are excellent too. Casting is great.

Cult-figure Steven Linder (Tom Wright) is my favourite. Wright’s been compared to Daniel Day-Lewis.

Linder believes that he has a calling to help people, including the women and girls in Ciudad Juarez, hundreds of whom have been killed or disappeared since 1993.

I got the series from Warren. And will continue watching season 2. And then the Danish-Swedish version.

what I did on my Summer vacation

I’m actually working a lot this summer. Gymnastics video editing. Gymnastics clinics and camps. I won’t get free until mid-September.

But I did get a week in a rent-a-car doing some of the best hikes Squamish to Pemberton. Those trip reports over on my hiking blog.

Rick atop the Elfin Lakes Gargoyles

Baja sailboat for sale

Kip and Mary have many years been living part of the year on a boat in the Baja. They’re currently out of Puerto Escondido.

Kip and Mary's boat - Puerto Escondido, Baja

The skipper spent a lot of time …

Kip skipper - Puerto Escondido, Baja

… tinkering and swabbing the poop deck.

Kip & Mary recently bought a place close to Loreto so are selling the boat. Asking US$29,000.

Email to learn more.

HillK821 (a) gmail.com.

I’m an Ironfan

I was in and out of Whistler all week in the lead up to the Ironman race.

For about an hour I watched finishers and those in transition. Inspiring for sure.

… 3,000 endurance athletes to the corridor — about 60 per cent of whom come from outside the country — which is up from last year. …

Ironman descends upon Whistler for fifth year

Ironman contract renewed until 2020

Whistler agrees to continue hosting duties despite lack of support from Pemberton

Parksville sand sculpting 2017

Randy and Val arrived Parksville for a week holiday. First stop was the annual sand sculpting competition.

Theme this year was Canada 150.

Maple leaves, trees and water were recurring themes as 29 competitors devoted their creativity to the theme of Canada 150 in the 2017 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition at Parksville’s Community Park last weekend.

In the end, the winning entries were those that focused on Canada’s people — particularly those of its First Nations. …

Parksville sand sculpting competition honours Canada

Canadian Mosaic, a 360-degree series of pillars featuring five Canadian icons — Neil Young, Buffy St. Marie, Terry Fox, Chief Dan George and David Suzuki won a prize.

Excellent detail impresses me.

My brother liked best another winner, with an indigenous figure on one side and a uniformed Mountie on the other.

I voted for one called Little Iron Horse celebrating a certain breed of Canadian horses.

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