I enjoy getting out with my camera pretty much any chance I get, but foggy days are special, because they can transform the ‘ordinary’ scenery to something very different. Today was one of those days, so I decided to go to the boardwalk in Sooke to check out what was in store for me this time.
I recently learned of another park nearby; the Blinkhorn Nature Park, which has a wooded trail surrounding a small lake and today was the perfect day to check it out. For most of the way around the lake, the trail was far enough away that you could only catch the odd glimpse of the water through the trees. There was one nice approach to the lake that offered an interesting view, though.
While things have been busy lately, I did manage to get out with my camera recently and make some photos at a couple nearby spots. First I was by Esquimalt Lagoon, in Colwood, where there were plenty of ducks and seagulls.
Poirier Lake is one of those places that I love to stop by for a nice little break, where there always seems to be something of interest to photograph. It is not often there is more than the things of layers of ice around the edges of the lake, but with temperatures hovering just below the freezing mark for a little while, the ice is now thicker than I’ve seen it and covers the entire surface of the lake.
It was about a degree below freezing with just enough of a breeze to make it seem much cooler down at Sandcut Beach, but the sun was out and it was a beautiful day for photography. Look out from the beach and on most days you can see the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. I have heard there and many excellent photographic opportunities there and hope to check it out myself some time in the future.