Tag Archives: Cumberland

Canada through the windshield…

Another small piece of Canada through the windshield…

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Courtenay River Estuary

Looking across the Courtenay River Estuary toward Courtenay and Cumberland

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Fog and smoke – an inversion layer

A thermal inversion layer trapping smoke and fog over the Comox Valley

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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.

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The first storm

I stopped at Point Holmes to sea what nature brought when the first storm of the season arrived on Vancouver Island. A spectacular day for wind surfers and photography…

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Comox Lake Park – the boulders

Heading into Comox Lake Park to see some massive boulders

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Comox Lake – a history of logging

When you get past the campground outside of Cumberland, you start to get a sense of the history of Comox Lake, and the importance of forestry (logging) in the Comox Valley…

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No. 8 Mine

Cumberland, Bevan, and the surrounding areas were once the site of one of BC’s biggest coal mining operations, with 8 different mineshafts in operation. By 1950, the only mine left operating was No. 8, and in 1953, No. 8 closed … Continue reading

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Cumberland No. 4 Mine

No.4 Mine – Cumberland near Whytes Bay on Comox Lake There’s not much left to see of the No. 4 mine, which is a shame but understandable as the main access to the mine was by a drift tunnel and … Continue reading

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Perseverance Creek

Getting around the collapsed bridge over Perseverance Creek as I head to Whytes Bay

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