Friday, October 5, 2018

Comox Harbour

This is a view of the Comox Harbour taken from the Black Fin Pub
(which clearly has the best location in town!)
The boats in this shot are predominantly fishing vessels rather than leisure craft.

. . . and view to the right shows more leisure yachts

what have we here?

A seal

looking very focused!

. . . aaah - that explains it - waiting for treats !

Joining in the fun at James'  

Fire and Water

I spent 3 weeks cat-sitting in New Westminster, some 40 minutes
(on Skytrain) south of Vancouver, BC a few months back.
This was the scene from the rear balcony of the apartment on a day when smoke from the 500+ wildfires burning throughout British Columbia blanketed the mainland (and also drifted across to Vancouver Island).

Another day I had just begun a walk to a nearby park when I spotted smoke in the skies.  Following its source a short distance away, the cause was revealed -
a barge (on the Fraser River) containing (I was told) car bodies had caught fire.


Linking up with Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Paradise Meadows

No trip to Vancouver Island would be complete without a
visit (repeat or first!) to Paradise Meadows.
Located in Strathcona Provincial Park, adjacent to the Mt Washington Nordic ski area, some 25km from the town of Courtenay towards the northern part of the island, it encompasses an amazing series of boardwalks (designed to cater for
those in wheelchairs or battery-powered scooters) that meander through
beautiful cedar, fir and other elegant, tall trees, and around sub-alpine lakes.

The following images were taken on two separate occasions (as should be obvious from the sky colour and evidence of fog among tree tops) in June and early September.  

I apologise up front for the quantity of shots posted, but it is such a wonderfully peaceful environment and so many different perspectives, it was difficult to decide which shots to preclude!

If one stands quietly with arm outstretched (preferably with some approved grain in one's hand!), it is more than likely a sweet Whisky Jack bird will fly in to explore the offering.

This little fellow was persistently (and successfully) seeking a grub!

Joining in with the always fascinating posts of fellow bloggers
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