Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mama and the Cubs

Vancouver Island has some exceptional fishing. When you are out on the water you never know who you will meet. Most fisherfolk are extremely friendly and enjoy passing the time with you, giving hints on where the fish are and … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday

On Mondays I will be posting pictures of places that I have been, that have some meaning to me. We are all a product of where we have been, where we are and where we will be. We cannot change … Continue reading

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The Narrow Door

The small church with a steeple has almost become iconic for me. When people came together in a new community one of the first joint acts was the building of a church. This church became the centre of the community. … Continue reading

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Waiting…

It has been awhile since we have had train service on Vancouver Island. There are discussions underway for the restoration of service between Victoria and Courtenay, which hopefully will come to fruition. Meanwhile we have the train stations that were … Continue reading

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November

BC is green because of the rain that we receive. Most of our rain occurs during the winter months, November to April. These months have their own beauty. In this picture we see the low cloud over Cameron Lake. The … Continue reading

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Elasmosaur

At the Courtenay Museum, the most stunning display is the model of the Elasmausaur. The original fossil was discovered on the bank of the Puntledge River near Courtenay. This was the first fossil of this species discovered in British Columbia. … Continue reading

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Courtenay Museum

While driving up island I stopped to visit the Courtenay Museum. This was my first visit to this museum, and I now wonder why I had not ever visited it before. This is not your ordinary local museum with exhibits … Continue reading

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Dragons

Over the past weeks I have been reading George R. R. Martin’s series of books, Game of Thrones. Those who have read these books will be familiar with the Targaryen Kings and their dragons. I’m to the point now where … Continue reading

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Where….

…do jack-o-lanterns go after Halloween? Jack O’Lantern is a very social person. On Halloween evening Jack and his friends are seen at many houses smiling and greeting the little ghosts and goblins. What is little known is that poor Jack … Continue reading

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Nature’s Life Cycle

While out for a rare day of sunshine, I stopped at the Big Qualicum River and watched some Tundra Swans swimming. It was interesting to watch nature’s life cycle. At the bottom of the river there were some dead salmon … Continue reading

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