Tag Archives: Coombs

A goat on the roof

One of the famous goats on the roof at the Coombs Emporium, in Coombs BC

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Coombs handcar

Mark Charland’s railway handcar on Alberni Valley Railway track in Coombs

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The old house

I stopped to take a look at this house just north of Coombs on Highway 4A – besides bits and pieces of broken windows, you can see bit’s and pieces of broken dreams as the house fades into the past.

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Bridges – Coombs Highway 4A

I don’t think that this view of the bridge in Coombs has changed much since it was built in 1948. The railings along the pedestrian portion are probably quite new, and what used to be called the Alberni Highway is … Continue reading

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A bit of Coombs

A mural in Coombs – just east of the Highway 4A bridge

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The stairs

These stairs were pretty nasty – it’s an understatement to describe them as “rickety” but I’m trying to not use dirty words. The stairs – Coombs So, there I was, hot, dusty and tired, trying to decide to hold on … Continue reading

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Coombs

You never know what you will see in Coombs…

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Coombs – Volkswagen Type II Double Cab

A Volkswagen Type II Double Cab that I saw in Coombs.

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A bit of Errington

Founded in 1918 for British World War I officers to become chicken ranchers, Errington was named after Errington, Great Britain, by Duncan McMillan. Looking toward Mt Arrowsmith The community is located just south of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, close to … Continue reading

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