Nanaimo Harbor

Nanaimo harbor
Nanaimo harbor
Nanaimo harbor
Nanaimo Harbor

We really enjoyed a beautiful spring day down at the Nanaimo Harbor.  The blues from the ocean below and sky above were spectacular.  We also found lots of small shops to shop.  As well as shopping many people were enjoying the beautiful sunshine.

Nanaimo harbor views
harbor views

A nice seawall walk at the waters edge takes you as far as you wish to walk.  There are lots of benches to sit on to enjoy a coffee and the view.  This is a peaceful and serene place in the middle of a city.

Bastion
Bastion built in 1853-55

Standing tall in the harbor is the Bastion which was built by the Hudson’s Bay Company to defend its coal-mining resources.  We couldn’t go inside the building since it was shut for the winter.  This gives us a reason to come back again!

Parksville Beach Sand-Sculpting here!

Englishman River Fall Reflections

Englishman River Fall Reflections
Englishman River fall reflections
Englishman River in the fall

In essence the Englishman River fall reflections were beautiful today on our walk.

Maiden Hair Fern
Maiden Hair Fern

The maiden hair fern is present along the banks of the river and demonstrates a natural fractal arrangement of its leaves.

Maple Trees Englishman River
Maple Trees Englishman River

The maple trees were dripping with moss coupled with their yellow leaves which brought a little artificial sunlight to the nature scene.

Englishman River Fall cosmic light
Englishman River Falls cosmic light

The main waterfall was spectacular with its own cosmic light illuminating the huge expanse of water flowing to the ocean.  Altogether it was a fantastic walk in a place of amazing nature.

Wild Pacific Trail cove here!

Enos Lake hike here


 

Black Lab Nature

Black Lab Nature

Always happy to get outside with my best friend and share some black lab  nature with you.

Black Lab Nature 1
Black Lab at West Coast beach

The wild and natural beaches of the West Coast of Canada are perfect for a game of fetch.

Black Lab Nature 2
Spider Lake swim

Labrador dogs love the water. Swimming in Spider Lake is a real treat!  The water is clean and cool just the way dogs love it in the summer months.

Black Lab Nature 3
Parksville beach time

Wading in the warmer waters at Parksville beach is spa treatment for a lab dog who loves the water!

Go Play Outside with your Dog!

Englishman River walk here!

Englishman River on Canada Day

Englishman River on Canada Day
Englishman River fun
Englishman River fun in the sun

A beautiful summer day yesterday at Englishman River Provincial Park. Lots of young peeps swimming in the cool waters or just hanging out.

Large tree hug
Large Douglas Fir tree hug

The Douglas Firs trees along the banks of the river are hundreds of years old and they enjoy hugs.

Smiling stone face
Smiling stone face

This happy stone face greets you at the top of the hill heading towards the falls.  It is hard not to smile back at him on this fantastic day of celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday!

Georgia Strait ocean views here!