Monthly Archives: June 2015

A museum day – attempt two

Saturday morning started with an hours walk along the outer harbour, watching float planes take off, herons fish, sparrows flock about and a hawk glare at us from the top of a pine tree. After breakfast crossed the bridge to … Continue reading

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A museum day

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Friday back in Victoria

Lazy start with a Brewers Breakfast at Spinnakers Brew pub and hotel.  I don’t know if all brewers like eggs, bacon,  sausage and fried potatoes, but I enjoyed it.  As we left I spotted our first humming birds.  They seemed … Continue reading

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Wildlife hereabouts

After the merest glimpse of a bear from the Rocky Mountaineer nothing else comes close, nonetheless the frequent sightings of a big yellow butterfly, from Calgary to Tofino, is worthy of mention.  An Internet search tells us its a Canadian … Continue reading

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More Vancouver Island observations.

In several places we have seen evidence and heard about early logging here.  Done with big axes, the feller would start by climbing a few feet off the ground to fix a board into a notch cut into the tree … Continue reading

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Rainy day in Tofino

The forests here are described as temperate rain forest, and today it is raining – first time for weeks.  Very unseasonal weather they’ve been having.  We walked on the Pacific shore watching surfers and gazing into rock pools until nicely … Continue reading

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We stopped for a leg stretch and coffee in the town of Chemainus. It is known for its street murals depicting the logging history of the area. After felling and train hauling to a river or inlet, the logs were … Continue reading

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