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Sandcut Beach again

This weekend I made the trip up to French Beach to visit my sister who was camping there for the weekend. Since she had not been to Sandcut beach before I decided to take her there even though the weather was less than ideal.

On the way down to the beach I noticed something odd in one of the swamps near the trail. After some closer inspection it turns out it was a bunch of Northwestern Salamander eggs.

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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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_DSC4825_webThe usually clear water was churned into a muddy froth.

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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Stormy Days

I have not posted for awhile, mostly due to the terrible weather we have been having. It seems like it has been raining for the past 2 weeks straight. I did manage to get out for a little bit the other day and made my way to Finnerty Cove. This is a great little spot that is always a great place to get away from the crowds.

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While I was there I saw a number of birds although I only got pictures of a hooded merganser.

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Summer Storms

After a very dry stretch we have finally got a bit of rain in Victoria.I went down to Clover point/Dallas road area to watch the sunset.

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More Storms

Well we seem to be done with the snow storms and now we are back to the usual wind/rain storms. It has been raining for the past 48 hours and added with the melting snow it has been flooding some areas. These photos where taken on Sunday from cattle point just as the rain started.

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