Morning at the Pier

I spent part of my Sunday morning at the Venice Fishing Pier. Saw some snook and what some people call needle fish. An osprey has been hanging around the pier and there was a lone dolphin. Here are a few pictures.

 

Needle Fish

Needle Fish

It's a bird, it's a plane...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

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snook

snook

Step Carefully

Step Carefully

Catching a Breath

Catching a Breath

Pacific Rim

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Pacific Rim National Park is on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Pacific shore is a surfer’s paradise and is known for huge wave action during winter storms. The day I visited, started out cloudy and windy, but the sun broke through the clouds in the afternoon. It was the chilliest place on my […]

North Central Coast

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I stayed in Courtenay during my stay on Vancouver Island. It’s sister-city Comox is a scenic fishing  village and shots of its  marina are at the end of this gallery of pictures.  But the first pictures show another more famous city Cambell River, which is on the 50th parallel latitude. On the morning when I […]

Horseshoe Bay

The next part of my trip is on Vancouver Island and I took one of the BC Ferries. The closest departure point is a place called Horseshoe Bay, a few miles north of Vancouver and I went to Nanaimo on the island. Going by ferry requires a bit of waiting. You can get a reservation or you can go standby, first come, first serve. I got reservations and they ask that you arrive an hour or at least a half-hour before the scheduled departure. Horseshoe Bay has a beautiful little village where you can wait. The village was having some kind of celebration that evening, thus the plates picture.

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Vancouver Harbor

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In my opinion, Vancouver’s harbor is the heart of the city. All types of activity happen here. Of course there is the cruise ship port at Canada Place. Seaplanes take off and land, giving sight seeing tours and transportation to places like Victoria on Vancouver Island. A lot of the cities population is young and […]

Stanley Park 2

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You may have guessed since I posted Stanley Park 1, there just might be a chance, there was a second one coming. So here it is. This shows more of the bike/jogging trail, including Vancouver’s beaches. In my humble opinion, they are not as nice as Florida’s.  I saw a cricket game, but I have […]

Stanley Park 1

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As I mentioned in a previous post, Vancouver’s Stanley Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world. You can walk to the park from downtown or take public transportation. If you drive to the park, you must pay to park. You pay at machines entering your license plate number and you’re charged […]