Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

The sand hazard

We do face some pretty serious hazards on the beach – heck – I had to dump the sand out of my crocs three times!

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A rainy day

You can stay home on a rainy day or you can go outside and face nature – I often opt for grabbing a thermos of coffee, a sandwich, popping on my rain slicker and heading out to enjoy the day. … Continue reading

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Albert Head Lagoon

Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park has a beautiful section of beach and coastal marsh. Just outside of Victoria, B.C., this small lagoon on the Salish Sea (connecting the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Georgia Strait) serves as a … Continue reading

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The Long drive

The drive between Courtenay and Victoria used to take a lot longer when I was young – that’s back before the Malahat drive was improved (and it’s stiff awful) and the Island Highway was upgraded to mostly four lanes. Then … Continue reading

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Island Moments

Located in central Vancouver Island 15 km east of Port Alberni, Cameron Lake is on the north side of Highway 4. The lake is between Mount Arrowsmith to the south and Mount Wesley to the north. The entire southern shore … Continue reading

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Kin Beach

Located in the Comox Valley on central Vancouver Island, Kin Beach Provincial Park overlooks the Strait of Georgia and offers scenic views of the mainland. The rocky beach, mature Douglas fir trees, open field and covered picnic shelter combine to … Continue reading

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Air Force Beach

The beaches around Comox are sometimes bypassed by visitors, which is a shame, as spectacular views of the Georgia Straight and the Coastal Mountains, miles of sandy shore and hours of exploration are available, including at Air Force Beach, which … Continue reading

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The 2 Spot

Heading north on the Island Highway, I knew we were entering Courtenay and almost home when we passed a familiar sight, the 2 Spot locomotive. That was back when I was around 3 years old… The Comox Logging and Railway … Continue reading

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Mount Washington – the big picture

Panoramic images shot at Mount Washington, British Columbia. All images are hyperlinked to larger versions…

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Mount Washington

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is a privately owned resort community, open year round, located near the very popular Comox Valley. First opened in 1979, Mount Washington started as two double chairlifts and a rough road. Mount Washington has seen incredible … Continue reading

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