Friday, January 15, 2016


The other day I spent some time on Sombrio Beach about 10 minutes driving south of Port Renfrew on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The state of Washington shows itself from across the sea. Initially it was rather chilly but a bit of sunshine warmed the place dramatically. Throughout the day there are at least a few surfers out there on the water. The roar, the crashing, the ebbing and the coming in again of waves, a constant and deafening and beautiful noise, is what I had come to listen to. Whether the scene is tranquil or super wild, wild enough to break sides of mountains, there is always that awesome noise.
And, of course, a classy self respecting beach has a waterfall. Neither ear nor eye ever gets tired here from listening or seeing.
I took a few photographs with both phone and camera.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Duncan Elementary

One of Duncan's beautiful heritage buildings is its Elementary school building built in 1913/1914. The building was designed by architect William Tuff Whiteway who built, beside many of British Columbia's schools, a variety of well known buildings at the beginning of the twentieth century. The land for the school was donated by Rev. Holmes (he built St Peters Anglican Church and several more in the area).
I took these photographs around the time the school celebrated its 100 year anniversary. A walk around.

Duncan: The Cliffs on Mount Tzouhalem

There is a brand new neighborhood on Mount Tzouhalem and this is what the Cliff dwellers look at certain times of the year.