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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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April Wallpaper

Here is Aprils wallpaper, a little late as I was out of town away from my computer for the long weekend and did not get back until late last night. On Friday Vancouver Island was battered by a violent windstorm which the following photo is a result from. I will be doing a full write up on the storm shortly.

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The End of Summer (Unofficial)

For many people the labour day weekend normally marks the end of summer, the last weekend before people are heading back to school or work.  Although we have had some stunning weather this summer it seems that mother nature wanted to remind us that the summer is coming to an end and to get ready for the rain. On Friday night as the clouds where just binging to roll in for the weekend I went down to Dallas road near Beacon Hill park to take in the sunset.

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Summer Storms

I was in Lantzville for the weekend and on Saturday night we had a crazy sunset followed by an even crazier lighting storm. Before the other weekends storm I can’t remember the last lighting storm so this has been a very lighting filled summer which mixed with our hot dry weather has not been good for our forests which all seem to be on fire.

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Sunset shortly before the lighting storm began.

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The beginnings of the the lighting storm.

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The lighting storm in full swing.

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