CCGS Cape Naden

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CCGS Cape Naden at Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island

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Comox Estuary reflections

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Reflections of clouds over the Comox Estuary, looking toward Courtenay and Cumberland from Comox Road (Dike Road)

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The cows are watching

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The cows were watching me as I shot some b-roll and time-lapse video…

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The soccer dance

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A time-lapse video of a soccer game, set to appropriate music…

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The traffic flagger

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A Traffic flagger directing traffic around a line crew working on power poles

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Digging and dumping

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A pair of time-lapse videos of digging and dumping and installing pipe at a sewer line construction project near 19 Wing/CFB Comox

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Victoria not your normal view

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Quadra Queen II and Uchuck III on the hard at Point Hope Shipyard

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Britannia Mine Museum

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I’d always wanted to visit the Britannia Mine, but had never had the time to stop. I did, I looked around at the outside, and then left.

As a person who worked underground in a nickel mine, I am acutely aware of what is safe and what you should wear in an underground mine…

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Britannia was discovered in 1888, began production in 1905, and after nearly 70 years of underground operation produced more copper than any other mine in British Columbia.

Britannia was owned by the Howe Sound Company of New York from 1903 until 1963 when it was purchased by Anaconda Canada Limited. The mine continued operations until closure in 1974.

Britannia Mine remains one of the largest metal pollution sources in North America, with acid mine drainage having significant impact on Howe Sound and the Squamish River.

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Digging and dumping

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A series of time-lapse videos of digging and dumping at a construction site

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Travelling in style – Delica and Boler

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Paulson Bridge – Highway 3, aka the Crowsnest Highway

The weather was rather cool and rainy for most of our early summer road trip through southern British Columbia, but we were comfy and dry inside our 13 foot Boler. The fuel consumption of our diesel Mitsubishi Delica L-400 gen II was a bit higher than normal, but it was not bad considering that we were towing 1100 pounds over some really steep passes.

The Delica and Boler make a great camping combo that gives us the ability to sit on the rear of the Delica for a picnic, or hop in the Boler and cook a soup or tea and coffee.

Lot’s of room for camera stuff and that makes me a happy camper!

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