Monthly Archives: December 2012

Long Beach Surf

Long Beach near Tofino is the home for many surfers. Year round surfing can be found here, together with what are described as among the best conditions in Canada. Today’s picture shows the surf on a quiet winter’s day. As … Continue reading

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West Coast Sunset

At this time of year when much of Canada is a frozen winter wonderland, the true west coast of Canada provides expansive views, and if you time it correctly amazing storm watching. The true west coast of Canada is on … Continue reading

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Little Qualicum Falls

It may be because I live near to it, but I believe Little Qualicum Falls is one of the prettiest places on Vancouver Island. At the falls there are wonderful hiking trails around the river. Each season brings a different … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday

Joy! At this time of year we can become so busy that we can forget what joy is. There is a kaleidoscope of advertising enticing us to obtain and to give more, as if somehow that will give us joy. … Continue reading

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Rest

On Vancouver Island one of our pleasures is storm watching. Yesterday we had winds that ranged up to 80 kmph, together with rain. This is the kind of day that would make one want to hunker down safely inside their … Continue reading

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Winter Colours

While out for a mid-December walk along the beach of the Salish Sea, I was amazed by the colours defining the water, Texada Island and the sky. Nature’s palette is truly amazing.

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Eye See You

I was out enjoying a nice hike along Grandin Creek in Qualicum Beach, when I began to sense that something was staring at me. I rounded the bend and noticed the eyes focused on me. Someone with a good sense … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday

As I sit and look out at the early dark that December brings to us, my mind drifts away to other locations. Watching the sun set on a beach in Acapulco seems like a nice place to let the mind … Continue reading

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Sheltered & Secure

For you rail fans, here is a picture of a locomotive used for logging. The engine is a 1925 Baldwin 2-8-2 tank engine. This engine had been originally owned by the Bloedel, Stewart and Welch Ltd, and had been used … Continue reading

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Carriage Ride in Victoria

A happy sight while in Victoria are the horse drawn carriages giving visitors a sight seeing trip around the picturesque portions of Victoria. The clip clop of the horses shoes on the pavement makes it easy to believe that you … Continue reading

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