Category Archives: Comox Valley

Birds on the beach – Kye Bay

Gulls on the beach at Kye Bay – a lot of gulls… Related Posts:Birds at the beachPachena Bay – A seagullAir Force Beach – Sea gullsAir Force Beach – Sea gulls

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The Beauforts

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 … Continue reading

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Seagulls or Sea Gulls?

Seagulls or Sea Gulls? What most people refer to as seagulls or sea gulls are actually birds in the scientifically classified family Laridae- the gull and tern” family with more than 35 species in it. Gulls at Point Holmes, but … Continue reading

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Fog and smoke – an inversion layer

A thermal inversion layer trapping smoke and fog over the Comox Valley Related Posts:A cold morning in CourtenayNanaimo – smoke over GabriolaMayne Island – a smoke filled dayMayne Island – a smoked filled Active Pass

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An ambulance

An Ambulance heading up Ryan Road toward the Comox Valley Hospital Related Posts:Ryan Road – Comox ValleyC-GCHJ – Air AmbulanceC-GCHJC-GCHJ and C-GHHJ

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A cold morning in Courtenay

A cold morning looking down Ryan Road into Courtenay and Cumberland. A bit of fog and  wood smoke, but the view of the Comox Glacier is pretty good. Related Posts:Ryan Road – Comox ValleyMountain viewAn ambulanceComox Glacier

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Strathcona – a fall day

A snowy fall day in Strathcona as viewed from Raven Lodge Related Posts:Strathcona – Raven LodgeStrathcona ParkwayStrathcona – Out of boundsStrathcona – A coating of snow

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Whiskey Jack

My ski bin made a handy perch for a cheeky Whiskey Jack at Mount Washington Related Posts:Mount Washington – Whiskey JackWhiskey JackStrathcona – Whiskey JacksMount Washington – Whiskey Jacks

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Whiskey Jack

Whiskey Jacks, (Perisoreus canadensis), also known as the Gray Jay, Canada Jay, are rather bold little birds that have become habituated to humans offering them food, and they will land on your hand even if it is empty. Feeding Whiskey … Continue reading

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Mt Washington – Strathcona views

Looking toward Strathcona Provincial Park from the base of ski operations at Mt Washington. A bit of snow helps to identify the areas that have been logged, and those that have yet to be logged. Related Posts:Strathcona ParkwayStrathcona ParkwayMt WashingtonStrathcona … Continue reading

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