A New Place and an Old Favourite

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.

a mirror image photograph of Blinkhorn lake, partially covered in ice

Looking across Blinkhorn Lake

Of course, the reflection in the water was so nice, I couldn’t resist flipping it 180°. The rest of my walk was an enjoyable one, surrounded by trees and the quiet chirping of little birds that were incredibly shy.  They were also very quick and I never managed to make a photo of them.

intentional camera movement image of trees in black and white

Surrounded by Trees on my Walk in the Woods

After this brief walk, I wanted to spend more time in the sun, so I went down to the Sooke boardwalk & Rotary Pier.  It’s a favourite because there is always something interesting to see and is a nice, relaxing walk.

various boats in the Sooke Harbour basin

View from the lower level of the Sooke Rotary Pier and Boardwalk

The boardwalk itself makes for an interesting subject.

Sooke boardwalk reflecting in the calm waters

The boardwalk is well used, by humans and birds

pink-on-ripples

A colourful jacket makes for an interesting pink reflection

Seagulls are another regular subject for me.  I believe this one’s name is Rob.

seagull sits on a railing

Robert Gull

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One thought on “A New Place and an Old Favourite

  1. I had to draw a cartoon for a course this week and name it after an imaginary childhood friend. Its name was Robert…but didn’t look at all like this. I laughed when I saw your caption and the name scratched into the guardrail! Nice picture too.

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