Category Archives: B.C.

A Few Artworks

Yes, we have been sketching and painting up here on Vancouver Island as a few of you have asked. Here are pics of some of my efforts.     I have some other sketches done while walking and have other … Continue reading

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Nymph Falls

We’ve been walking every day, doing some painting, and playing some music. I played once more on Sunday evening at Roy’s Towne Pub. What a great group of musicians! The open mike is hosted by Judy and Bruce Wing, an … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Provincial Park

Today we returned to another favorite spot, Miracle Beach Provincial Park. While this park does not offer lengthy trails, it has an awesome beach (at low tide) that attracts Canadian sunbathers. When we arrived the beach was crowded with families … Continue reading

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Strathcona Provincial Park

Today we visited Paradise Meadows in Strathcona Provincial Park. The flowers are just beginning to bloom as the remnants of the winter snowfall were still in evidence. The fairest flower in the meadow always seemed to be nearby! She even … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

As our friends in western Washington know, walking to see the Christmas lights was not possible last evening. The same wind storm that hit the Seattle area came into Victoria just as we were preparing to take a night time … Continue reading

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Winter at Abkhazi Garden

No rain today and even a bit of sunshine. Therefore, this was the day for Abkhazi Garden. This little gem owned and operated by the Land Conservancy of B.C., is one of our favorites in Victoria. We were not the … Continue reading

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Rainy December Day in Beacon Hill Park

Today we walked from our condo on Victoria’s harbor to Beacon Hill Park through intermittent rainfall. The route goes through the James Bay neighborhood, an area filled with lovely Victorian homes and some marvelously designed new ones. However, the real … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Adieu!

Although we have been busy hiking and I have been playing ukulele, I haven’t abandoned painting. Here are two small pieces (4×4) I did in the last few days. The first is the next in a series of quick loose … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Again

Yesterday we returned to Miracle Beach. What a beautiful combination of beach… …and forest. We stopped for lunch at Salmon Point Resort. The restaurant was an unexpected delight. We both had salmon burgers – 5 oz. filets of fresh salmon … Continue reading

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Return to Strathcona

Yesterday we returned to Strathcona Provincial Park. We also returned to Paradise Meadows, but to hike some different trails than last time. This time we hiked to Battleship Lake via one side of the meadows and returned via the other … Continue reading

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