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Cathedral Trail – A Forest of Old & Giant Trees

Cathedral Trail – A Forest of Old & Giant Trees

This is one the super easiest and most accessible trails you’ll ever come across! It guides you through a forest of giant trees, some of which are older than 800 years!


The Big Tree


This was pretty interesting…

Living Tree Stump. The bark has covered it completely while its roots have grafted onto a living tree, where it soaks in the nutrients to survive.

Fresh Fish Feast: Feeling Full – Fly Low!

Fresh Fish Feast: Feeling Full – Fly Low!

Eagle on Top, Tourists on Bottom

On the North Eastern Shores of Vancouver Island along Port Hardy’s Waterfront…

It’s hard not to notice a group of 8 bald eagles (adults & juveniles) making a fuss at opposite end the of the waterfront’s walkway. It was quite obvious they weren’t too shy about it either because they attracted the attention of tourists & residents in the area.

It all had to do with one dominant Bald Eagle who was enjoying a Fresh Fish Feast (say that 10 times really fast) and wasn’t about to share until he had his fill.

Most of the photos were taken within 50 – 60 feet of them, which was really cool to see just how big these bird are, including their talons.

One of the juvenile bald eagles stood by, patiently waiting for his turn…

Eventually the dominant eagle took off, but I think he was feeling a little fun and too get any height off the ground…


More photo from this Fish Feast – A Visual Experience


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Red Columbine & Marble Canyon Provincial Park

Red Columbine & Marble Canyon Provincial Park

I was out at Marble Canyon Provincial Park BC located on Vancouver Island taking on an incredible 1 1/2 hour hike of lush greens, huge trees and the fresh air. Beautiful hiking area!

The trail starts at the old campground, which is covered in greenery.

1 1/2 hours later, at the end of this section of trail is the fast flowing rapids where Black Bears, Wolves and other wild life come to feast. I had not encountered any today, but was very watchful of my surroundings just in case.

What I did come across was a dozen of these delicate beautiful flowers growing from the cracks of the rocks, right beside the rapids.

I later learned that this flower is called the Red Columbine and is used for medical purposes, such as the treatment of sore throats, headaches, fever, and stomach aches. It can also be used to treat certain types of skin rashes, such as poison ivy. Some gastrointestinal issues, urinary problems, and kidney problems may also be treated with red columbine.

If you want to know more about this flower, I suggest you do your own research to acquire the proper information, as well as consulting a professional in this type of natural remedies.

More photos from this hike – A Visual Experience


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Canadian Geese – Fresh Air – Sunrise – and One Canadian’s Journey

Canadian Geese – Fresh Air – Sunrise – and One Canadian’s Journey

Last evening was a beautiful way to finish the day – (click here).  

This morning was a beautiful way to start the day…

Taking in the clean fresh air of the Northern Island’s (Vancouver Island) peacefulness, while Canadian Geese paddle their way  along the ocean’s shoreline.

More photos from this morning – A Visual Experience 

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Peaceful Evening Stroll on Vancouver Island – Rainbow

Peaceful Evening Stroll on Vancouver Island – Rainbow

As most of you know, I tend to get up early and go exploring.  However, every once in while I do explore during the evening and come across some beautiful sights.  This particular evening, I captured a rainbow hanging over the harbour in Port Hardy.

The next morning…. (next posting)

Everyone has a story, including this Bat

Everyone has a story, including this Bat

Located at a rest stop on Vancouver Island, there was a short but very decent walking trail through the trees and along a lake.  

I came across this dead bat. I know, I know… eewww… But what caught my attention was where he was located, and how he lay.  

It looked like he had struggled as he crawled up and onto this piece of flat wood, where it died. It was kinda sad really. Wonder what happened to him? Poor little guy….

I know, not exactly the most uplifting post, but these are the types of things I do come across.

Cloverdale BC – While you were sleeping

Cloverdale BC – While you were sleeping

Hey Cloverdale!  While you were sleeping, I took to the streets to enjoy the early morning  peacefulness and sunrise.


From the morning dew drops on the flowers to the sun rays evaporating the dew off this dark wood trellis.  Yup, this wood is not on fire, its the morning dew that is steaming from the early morning sun rays.

There was a time, in the not so distant past, when you’d see a public pay phone on every street corner, gas station, and Mom & Pop Convenience Store.  It brought back memories of a time when 25 cents was worth something (More about this in the next blog!)  

It was nice to see this rare sight and it definitely adds to the character of Cloverdale. 


More photos from this morning – A Visual Experience 

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