Monthly Archives: January 2008

Alive (barley) and doing a presentation!

Well sorry for no updates lately, I managed to get SARS/Black lung, food poisoning all at the same time. I also finally getting my place down in Victoria after being here for a month so that will be nice. This coming Tuesday I will be doing a presentation on macro photography for the Nanaimo Photography club at 7PM. Everyone is welcome hope everyone has a great weekend and hope to see some people out on Tuesday.

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East Sooke Park

Today I went for a hike at East Sooke Park which was a stunning experience. The weather was good and the scenery was breath taking. I think I will be heading back next weekend to explore it further. I didn’t get as many pictures as I thought I would but it was well worth it.

I into hiked into Beechey Head which gave me an amazing view of the rocky cliffs along the ocean.

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Photgrapher Phriday: Nick Cobbing

Nick Cobbing has some stunning pictures from all around the world. What really got my attention was his ice series. My dream is to one day have the opportunity to take pictures of both the Arctic and the Antarctic. I love pictures from the poles and these just make me want to go so much more, make sure you check out his website and his ice series.

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Mount Tolmie

Some more pictures I took on the weekend at Mount Tolmie park in Saanich.

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Gold Rush

Today I spent the day at Goldstream Provincial Park just outside of Victoria. I have often stopped in here while passing though but today I decided to take a better look around this stereotypical west coast rain forest. I decided to hike a trail called “Gold Mine Trail” thinking that it had to do with the name of the park. It started out with the typical rain forest but it soon became apparent for the name of the trail. After a little while I came to this:

Of course I had to go in. This mine was only in operation for approximately one year in 1863 and about 300 miners worked this small gold rush who later moved to the Sooke area the following year where there was a much larger gold rush.

There was also a mine shaft that was closed off and looked quite dangerous and full of water.

After the novelty of the mine wore off I continued on my way with my goal of getting to Niagara Falls, but once again on the way I found something else. I did not know that the E/N Railway ran so close to the park and it has a very high trestle over Niagara Creek which was built moved to its current location in 1901.

Shortly after this I did manage to get to Niagara falls which had a lot more water coming down than I expected and saw in the fall.

This post is a little longer than I thought it was going to be but thats how it goes. I will end it off with two last pictures.

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