Tag Archives: ocean

December Storms

The past few days have been a wet and windy affair with heavy rain and winds. Yesterday I was fed up of being inside so I decided to brave the elements and go down to Cattle point. I have to say that there where not many other people out enjoying the weather other than a few people kite boarding I was alone.

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October Wallpaper

Well September has come and gone (I had a wallpaper but my site was down) but is back now. This photo was from a nice evening on Hornby Island.

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Spring Storm

The beginning of April here on Vancouver Island started of with a bit of a bang. On Good Friday a unseasonably violent wind storm ravaged the east coast of the island causing some severe damage to property and knocking out power to over 100,000 customers. Although there was a wind warning in effect for the area no one was expecting the 144 km/h winds that did come. I was up in Lantzville for the long weekend and braved the storm twice to get some photos. It turns out taking photos in extreme winds with driving rain is pretty difficult!

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Although most people where staying at home it seemed that number of adventurous people decided to make the most of the stormy weather.

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During a short lull in the winds a number of people did come down to the beach to check things out.
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Sandcut Beach Revisited

I first went to Sandcut Beach last year around the same time of year and have been wanting to go back ever since. This is an very beautiful location that does not get much traffic which makes it perfect to relax or in my case get some nice photos without any distractions.

I arrived to the beach shortly after sunrise and was welcomed by a tantalizing golden light that only lasted a few minutes.

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After taking in the lovely sunrise I continued down to the twin falls that empty onto the beach from Sandcut Creek. When I was last here there was a pretty substantial channel through the sand and gravel that lead to the ocean but this has since disappeared. The falls now just dissipate into the porous gravel beach.

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Surfs up!

This weekend we had a short break in the usual west coast winter rain in place for some very welcome sunshine. I decided to make a trip out past Sooke and explore the area around Jordan River. Just outside of Jordan River I decided to go and investigate a nice looking beach and I ran into a small group of surfers enjoying the rare sunny day.

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