Jean's Pics

August is a lovely month on the Island. The weather is warm, and there are great places to visit. I like to get out and drive to see the different towns, all with characters of their own.

There were a lot of August pictures, so it was hard to choose!

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Living on the Island in August

Around Nanaimo - the waterfront

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Walk out into the bay where every summer day people are catching crabs.

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Maffeo Sutton Park on the waterfront

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Looking down on the harbour - Newcastle Island park on the left, Protection Island center to right, and farthest out on the right is Gabriola Island.

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An August sunset from my condo.

Around Nanaimo - Piper's Lagoon Park

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In August the sea grasses are tall heading to the beach.

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My favourite park bench under the Garry oaks on the first rocky hump

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Enjoying the beach on a warm day

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Sunset towards the Shack Islands

North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"

Coombs to Nanoose

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Silver Meadows - one of my favourite farm markets.

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And the meadows...

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Schooner Cove

Schooner Cove from above

Hornby Island

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It takes two ferries or a boat - but Tribune Bay on Hornby Island on a warm day is like the Caribbean, with warm water as the tide comes in. 

Below is a panorama.

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Back in the March pictures I walked along the cliffs of Helliwell Park on Hornby. Here they are from the sea in August.

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On the west coast of the Island

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A boat trip from Port Alberni to the open ocean...

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The small isolated town of Bamfield

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Wickaninnish Beach in Pacific Rim Park

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Surfers heading out - North Chesterson beach

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It must have been a cool day - the people look bundled up on Wickaninnish Beach as the fog lifts!

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From Radar Hill - a radar station was here in WWII.

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The Tofino harbour.

Victoria and Saltspring Island

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The ferry to Saltspring Island leaves from the little town of Crofton.

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The main center on Saltspring is Ganges. This is the Ganges harbour.

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Saltspring Island has an interesting market every summer Saturday. The booths are eclectic and fun to explore.

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Butchart has lovely flowers in late summer.

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Victoria's Inner Harbour is an interesting place on hot summer days.