Birds, boats, and the beach

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Birds, boats, and the beach – looking across the Salish Sea from Goose Spit

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Birds on the beach – Kye Bay

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Gulls on the beach at Kye Bay – a lot of gulls…

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Comox Marina boardwalk

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Courtenay and the Beauforts as viewed from the Comox Marina boardwalk

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Mystic Era

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Mystic Era at Fisherman’s Wharf in Comox

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The Beauforts

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Something a little bit different today – a bit of snow on the Beauforts. The snow is pretty and much needed to ensure that the Comox Valley and Cumberland water supply systems will have a good pack of snow for the spring and summer.

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The view of the mountains is what I was looking for – in this case, I’m looking across the runway at CFB Comox and the view is spectacular. It’s also pretty much impossible to capture in a single image, so I shot the panoramic image below.

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Pretty…

You can view a larger version here, and a really huge version is available

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Ottawa – Parliament buildings

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A section of the castle like parliament buildings – Ottawa

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Ottawa – The Maintenance Building

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The Maintenance Building in Major’s Hill Park

The Maintenance Building is a modest building with a picturesque roof and walls of rough cut, irregularly coursed limestone. It stands in Major’s Hill Park, in site of Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River.

The Maintenance Building was erected as a potting house in 1901. The construction of the potting house accompanied turn-of-the-century renovations to an existing greenhouse, and the construction of a new conservatory, a two-storey summerhouse, and new fountains and walkways. These were built in accordance with plans developed by Public Works to enhance the attractiveness of the park.

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Ottawa – The hill

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Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River as viewed from Major’s Hill Park

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Cumberland No. 7 Mine

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The Cumberland No.7 mine was built on the edge of the Puntledge River, with some of the workings going under the river.

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The No.7 Mine closed was 1922 as its coal had run out.

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You can view 360° panoramic images of the remains of the No. 7 mine here

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A ghost ship–Royston

 

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One of the ghost ships of Royston

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