Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Seabourn Sojourn

The Seabourn Sojourn making her way down Malaspina Strait to Victoria Monday evening. I'm assuming she's just been to
Alaska. We don't see one of these big boats this close to home often, though at 198 metres she isn't "yooge". The
Disney boats  that pass up and down Georgia Strait proper, sometimes seen in the distance, are half as big again.
Poor conditions for photos, with the sun low in the west, and even a real photographer would
have trouble here, so these are just poor-ish pics to record the event.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rhodos # 12 Thru # 15

Continuing the project to photograph as many shades of colour as possible of my favourite bloom.

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Pole Line

It's a long and dusty way down the pole line. And not that easy on the suspension.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Inland Lake

I did the first jaunt of the year to Inland Lake on Thursday. Only one photo, by the time
I got to the lake, after a late start, the light was overly harsh. I will be
going back, and next time I'll start earlier in the day,
so you can consider this a teaser.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

At Lindsay Park

A morning at Lindsay Park, on Cranberry Lake. But for the honking of the ever-present geese, it's a restful spot.

Friday, May 26, 2017


By this point this spring a repeat visitor here will have realized that I do a good bit of floral
photography. This absolutely gorgeous Peony is in my green-thumbed neighbour's
garden. So he gets the credit, I just take the photo.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Charter Service

I have many, many times seen a London Air Services helicopter flying by as they regularly head up and down the coast,
but it's been 7 years since I've seen one coming into the local airport, so when I spotted this one with her
landing gear down I made a trip up Duncan St to the airport, on Sunday.

She is an Agusta AW139, one of 3 owned by London Air. They also have 5 Learjets and 2 Challenger 604s,
all available for private charter. So if you have a full wallet, and want a ride ....

They weren't here long. The time stamps recorded by the camera show only 16 minutes between the first and last photos.

I was mildly surprised in that instead of just lifting off, they taxi-ed to the runway for take-off.

She's a very nice looking machine, but then I like these machines. Probably a guy thing.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Gwendoline

While there were a number of sailboats out Sunday for the Algerine Race
by far the best looking  boat on the water wasn't part of the race. This is the
Gwendoline, and while not in the race, her skipper did pause for a look at the action.

Monday, May 22, 2017

They'd Rather Be ...

Yesterday the local yacht club held their annual Algerine Race to Comox, but as you can note by the flat
water, there wasn't any wind to speak of, and there was more motoring than sailing.
Nine boats I counted, here's a few.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rhodos # 4 Thru # 11

Lots and lots of rhodos. The lightly overcast skies of a few days this past week were not great for
scenic shots, but they did lend themselves to rhodo photos. So an image intensive
post, different shades of rhodo colours.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Here's Looking At You - Take 2

This seal was bouncing around on a rock just off the Seawalk, as if it were doing calisthenics.
Not something I've seen before. I've seen seals on rocks, but usually napping, and
definitely not bouncing around.

Friday, May 19, 2017

At The New Log Dump

There has been a new log dump built inside the Mill harbour, operating now for a
month or two. The 1st photo (of 8) shows a loaded truck coming down the Mill road.

Goat Lake Forest Product's shiny new Kenworth at the ramp, 1 of 2 I saw here.

No hoist, the load gets pushed off with a Cat 966D.

And into the water it goes.

Unhook the rear trailer, lift it, and load onto the front end.

And away it goes, another load finished.

Back up the Mill road.

And the boom boat gets the job of sorting the bundles.
It's all fairly small, straight wood. I was told they were hauling from the Bliss Landing
area, but that's not confirmed. Lots of it, I watched 3 trucks come and go
in a relatively short time.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Fraser Navigator

I like tugboats, and tugboat photography, and as I think this is a very good looking tug, you get to see her too.
This is the Fraser Navigator leaving the Mill harbour with the City Transfer barge on Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


She's here! We finally have our new ferry. The Salish Orca started scheduled service yesterday.
I say scheduled, but she was running very late, which I hope is not a portent for the future.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fly By

C-FWMS, a Cessna A185E Skywagon out of Fort Langley, "on approach" to runway 09 of the local airport,
Wednesday last. I do like her colours against that grey sky.