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Port Renfrew & Botanical Beach

This past weekend I decided to make the drive up to Port Renfrew and while I was there check out Botanical beach.  I made it up to Port Renfrew and it was very foggy, at times three was less than 50 meters of viability.  My plans for finding some birds at Pachena bay where dampened by the fog a lots of people fishing for pink salmon so I decided to head down to Botanical beach.

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Since it was high tide and was very foggy I didn’t really get any tide pool shots or and landscapes of the beach but I did manage to get some of the lush temperate coastal rain forest.  This old growth rain forest is simply stunning and a must see for anyone.

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After spending most of the day in Port Renfrew it was time to head back to Victoria. On the way back I made a few stops. My first stop was at one of the many rivers that cross the road.

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Once again on the road I made  another stop at Jordan river as the sun decided to to come out so I enjoyed the ocean view for awhile before making the final leg of the trip home.

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Overall it was a fantastic day trip trip even if the weather was not the best you have to make the best out of it.

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Cattle Point Sunset

A few weeks ago (I am behind on updating my blog) I was at cattle point to catch the sunset. I was at cattle point not to long ago for the sunrise which was also fantastic. This park is becoming one of my favorite spots in Victoria, it is great if you don’t have a huge amount of time and you want to catch a sunrise or sunset.

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Sunrise

The other week I got up to watch the sunrise at Cattle point. Was not quite what I expected but still fantastic.

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Mr. Squirrel

I saw this gray squirrel at Goldstream park last weekend and although he is a cute little guy, unfortunately he is an invasive species that are killing off the native red squirrels which are much smaller. Invasive plants and animals are becoming a huge problem in a lot of areas because they generally have little or no enemies and can be very hard to eliminate with out harming other species or the enviroment.

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Stormy Exit

I was back in Lantzville for the weekend, although it rained most of the time I did manage to make it out to Neck Point for a little bit.

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