Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

Cumberland No. 7 Mine

The Cumberland No.7 mine was built on the edge of the Puntledge River, with some of the workings going under the river. The No.7 Mine closed was 1922 as its coal had run out. You can view 360° panoramic images … 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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Point Holmes seagulls

Raucous seagulls at Point Holmes – these birds are hardly ever quiet, but when they have a reason to make some noise they sure do! Point Holmes is a beautiful section of coastline on Baynes Sound, which in turn is … Continue reading

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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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Baynes Sound fog

Fog hugging Denman Island on a foggy west coast fall day

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A foggy day – Baynes Sound

A foggy fall day, looking east across Baynes Sound toward Denman Island

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Just a barn – Chemainus

A barn along the Trans Canada Highway just south of Mt Sicker Road. According to Google, this is in Chemainus, which surprised me somewhat as I have always thought that Chemainus was that place with the murals – to the … Continue reading

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Buckley Bay

Buckley Bay and Denman Island on a foggy west coast fall day

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Strathcona – a fall day

A snowy fall day in Strathcona as viewed from Raven Lodge

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Whiskey Jack

My ski bin made a handy perch for a cheeky Whiskey Jack at Mount Washington

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