With the day being a sunny break from an otherwise rainy week, I decided to head out for a walk along the Ogden Point Breakwater and of course I had to bring my camera along. The breakwater is a favourite of many locals and tourists alike, even on a windy February day.
After a couple of rainy days when I was stuck inside with a cold, I was getting anxious to get out with my camera, but wasn’t feeling up to it. Instead, I thought I’d stay inside where it was warm and dry and try to find something creative to do with my camera.Continue reading
I went for a brief walk around the Cooper’s Cove area in the Sooke Basin and had a chance to take a few photos of the Stickleback West Coast Eatery, which, by the way, is a great place to grab a meal after a day of kayaking. This is a favourite area of mine, because it is close to the Galloping Goose regional trail, where I take a lot of photos, and provides great access to a sheltered cove. I have seen many excellent photos taken from kayaks, but as of yet, I have limited myself to using an iPhone in a waterproof case when I am on the water. The idea of taking my DSLR in a little kayak makes me rather nervous, to say the least, but it is really something I want to do. Perhaps, in the future, I will venture out on a calm day and ease into it. For now, I leave you with an HDR image of the Stickleback.
This was a busier than expected weekend and things didn’t work out like I had planned. The oldest of the family dogs had really been showing his age recently and suddenly took a turn for the worse on Saturday. This necessitated an emergency trip to the vet’s. Sadly, he didn’t make it to see his 16th birthday, the next day. 😦 That kind of put me off doing anything else for the rest of the day, other than returning home to play with our other dogs. Sunday I decided to start a project at home that I’ve been thinking of for a while. I will be working at it bit by bit and when things get a little further along, I will post some photos to show the progress. That brings me to the brief break I took this evening, to get out by the water, mostly to relax a bit. I found an old broken down dock along the water’s edge that looked interesting and the rest of the time I just soaked in a few rays of sunshine and the ocean air.
I have big plans for next weekend and the weather looks good, so I expect to have a more substantial post.
I recently wanted to go for a walk near the water to take some sunset photos, but it was overcast and not the best day to do this. As the location I had planned was a little farther away than I wanted to go that evening, I decided to stick close to home and am pleased that I did. I was able to catch a little of the setting light on the small waves before I moved closer to the water for some bird photos.
This weekend I went for a walk in the rain, then sun, then rain… It seemed like the weather was changing every ten minutes, but that’s not unusual for this time of year on Vancouver Island. Not far away from many of the other sites I’ve been to, there’s The Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society, which is located at Charters Creek. There is a nice trail that runs nearby on a mini-islan of land surrounded by the creek. The creek is lined with moss covered trees, like many of the trails are around here.
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.