A day by the sea

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.

ducks and seagulls on the water

The lagoon is a favourite resting place for many birds

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Birds at Lannan Flats

Just over a five minute drive from home, I “discovered” a great new location for photography.  Maybe not so much discovered it as realized what has been right under my nose for ages.  The Sooke Region Historical Society describes the Lannan Flats area on a local historical marker as such:  “The Lannan family farmed hundreds of acres along the shores of Sooke basin in the early 1900’s.  In summer community picnics and horse racing took place on these salt flats.  Earlier, in 1864, Ash’s Landing, east of Lannan Creek, was the starting point of the government trail leading to the Leech River gold rush site”.  It’s a little early for summer picnics and I don’t think the area has seen horse racing in decades, but it is still a great spot to get down to the relatively sheltered waters in the Sooke basin and take some photos.

Boats in the Sooke Basin

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