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Frost on the Leaves

Early morning walks after a cold night mean frost everywhere.  I guess I am accustomed to frost on hard surfaces but softer items, for some reason, didn’t seem like things that would have frost on them.  Plants are not warm … Continue reading

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Port Alberni River Mist

The drive across Vancouver Island on our way back to the ferry was exceedingly pretty.  The temperature in the passes was pretty low and what I imagine happens is that the mist freezes on to the trees.  The result was … Continue reading

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Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

While we got to Butchart Gardens before the sun set as seen in this post, the purpose of the visit was to see the illuminations.  I had been there before during the day and knew it was a pretty garden … Continue reading

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Martin Mars Storage

The days of the Martin Mars flying boats are probably done.  Coulson had been flying them on firefighting duties but they have been superseded by more modern and cost efficient types.  One of the airframes had been painted up in … Continue reading

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Butchart Cove

Just before Christmas we made a trip to Vancouver Island to see Butchart Gardens at night with their illuminations.  We got there before the sun went down and took a stroll through the Japanese Garden, a section that is closed … Continue reading

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Tree Stumps on the Beach (With Frost)

Walking along Long Beach in Tofino early in the morning, it was still pretty cold.  The lack of wind meant it was perfectly comfortable in the sun but the air temps were low.  The result was lots of frost on … Continue reading

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Nanaimo Heliport

Our journey home from Tofino involved a ferry crossing from Nanaimo.  We left plenty of time to get across the island as a result of some construction activity and, of course, we made it across easily.  We were to early … Continue reading

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Sunset Over The Beach in Tofino

Three nights in Tofino meant three chances at sunset.  Actually, it was more like two as we got there the first evening just a bit after sunset itself but the sky was still really lovely.  The second night things were … Continue reading

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