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Payzant Falls

A few weeks ago I was looking for some new locations that I could visit while stuck inside due to poor weather. One of the places I found was Pazant Falls on the Juan de Fuca trail near Port Renfrew. After putting it off for a number of weeks due to more poor weather I finally made the trip out to the falls with fellow photographer Daniel Byrne. The first challenge was actually finding the trail head which was not signed well at all (which seems typical for parks here). After finally finding the correct trail we set off in a light drizzle which slowly progressed into rain. The hike out was really nice once you accepted that you would be slogging through large puddles and deep mud. Once getting to the falls all of the difficulties finding the trail and then hiking it seemed more than worth while as we where greeted by a extremely tranquil location that is going on the short list for place I will make a return visit too.

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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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