Archives for Sooke BC

Whiffin Spit Christmas Tree

Categories: British Columbia and Out and About.

  Whiffin Spit in Sooke, is a favourite walk of ours while visiting Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We are spending Christmas with out family in Langford this year.  Even though it is Christmas we are still doing lots of touristy things. Each year one of the trees along Whiffin Spit is decorated for the season.  Decorations are saved each year by wonderful volunteers and rehung the following year.  Anyone can add a decoration to the tree. This is the first year we have seen it decorated as we are usually here at differnt times of the year. When our grandson
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Shore Birds at Whiffin Spit

Categories: Birds and British Columbia.

We loved taking a lot of different walks on our trip to British Columbia this past July.  We are always on the lookout for birds that we don’t see here in Ontario.  This time we spotted a couple of different shore birds on a walk at Whiffin Spit. There are so many varieties of shore birds and many of them have similar features.  Some have very distinguishing marks and are easy to identify.  Some we saw were harder to put a name too.  Our daughter out west has been searching through their birding books.  I’ve been searching the internet and I
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‘Tree’mendous

Categories: British Columbia.

On our trip to British Columbia in November 2011 we got to visit Cathedral Grove.  This is an absolutely amazing place to visit on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Cathedral Grove is located in MacMillan Provincial Park and it preserves a section of the old growth trees in the western rainforest.  There are massive Douglas Fir and Red Cedar trees, some as much as 800 years old.  On entering the forest a subtle quiet seems to overtake the noise from the road. We were fascinated by the moss that grows on the trees. Even the dead trees that are still standing
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Black Oystercatcher

Categories: Birds and British Columbia.

One of the many things we did while on vacation in BC was look for new lens friends.  And we weren’t disappointed. One of the first things we noticed was that long orange beak, something we hadn’t seen on a bird before.  We were visiting Wiffin Spit, by Sooke, British Columbia, Canada when we spotted the black oystercatcher.
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