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Sooke Potholes

Over the week I went out to the Sooke Potholes. The weather was cold but it did not really rain so it was acceptable. I didnt find any natural scenes to make the picture I would have liked but I was able to explore the abandoned resort. The resort began as a luxury getaway for the rich and film studio that provided a stunning location and view. Perched on the side of the cliff over looking the Sooke Potholes I can see why this would have been an amazing location. Due to financial difficulties the developer halted construction. Today all that is left is the elaborate stone work that leaves what the resort would have looked like. Last I time I was there for a family camping trip the post and beam construction was still in place. In 2005 the land was donated to become a park and the resort was stripped of all the rotting lumber and sits in the state it is today. A truly remarkable place and I would have loved to see what it would have been like if it was completed.

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Look out over the resort.

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The resort as seen from below and how it was built onto the cliff.

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Typical graffiti for a place like this, surprisingly there was not much.

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