Monthly Archives: January 2013

Empty Tracks

The Parksville Via Rail Station sitting by the tracks, waiting to see if the train service will return to Vancouver Island. Meanwhile the station is used as a pottery shop, well worth visiting while in the Parksville area.

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On a Clear Day

A view of the mainland across the Salish Sea. There is a reason why we live here!

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A juvenile bald eagle taking a rest from looking for dinner.

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…Simpson out for a swim on the Englishman River. A female Common Merganser searching for food.

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Royal Roads

Pictured is Hatley castle, at Royal Roads University in Victoria. Hatley Castle was constructed in 1908 by James Dunsmuir, who was the Lieutenant Governor and Premier of BC in the early 1900s. The castle was purchased by the Government of … Continue reading

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Meandering Monday

How we will beat the high price of gasoline. Picture taken in rural Bulgaria.

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Stop it…I’m Busy

My photography assignment this month was to take pictures of birds. I was out walking and heard the thump of a woodpecker’s beak against a tree. I found the bird and began to try to take pictures of him. Thirty … Continue reading

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Cast Ashore

Walking along the beach of the Salish Sea, I came across this stump that had been cast ashore by the sea. It is hard to imagine something this large being borne by the waters. Sailors know what this stump can … Continue reading

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Beach Walk

I never tire of enjoying a walk along the beach. This is Canada in early January, yet it is one of the best times to be out for a walk. The beaches are quiet, the air fresh and the view … Continue reading

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St. Anne’s Church – Parksville BC

A wonderful reminder of the early life in the Parksville is St. Anne’s Anglican Church. This church was partially built, and was paid for by the local residents. The church was consecrated on July 26, 1894, and is now the … Continue reading

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