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!
Living on the Island in August
Around Nanaimo - the waterfront
Walk out into the bay where every summer day people are catching crabs.
Maffeo Sutton Park on the waterfront
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.
An August sunset from my condo.
Around Nanaimo - Piper's Lagoon Park
In August the sea grasses are tall heading to the beach.
My favourite park bench under the Garry oaks on the first rocky hump
Enjoying the beach on a warm day
Sunset towards the Shack Islands
North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"
Coombs to Nanoose
Silver Meadows - one of my favourite farm markets.
And the meadows...
Schooner Cove from above
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.
Back in the March pictures I walked along the cliffs of Helliwell Park on Hornby. Here they are from the sea in August.
On the west coast of the Island
A boat trip from Port Alberni to the open ocean...
The small isolated town of Bamfield
Wickaninnish Beach in Pacific Rim Park
Surfers heading out - North Chesterson beach
It must have been a cool day - the people look bundled up on Wickaninnish Beach as the fog lifts!
From Radar Hill - a radar station was here in WWII.
The Tofino harbour.
Victoria and Saltspring Island
The ferry to Saltspring Island leaves from the little town of Crofton.
The main center on Saltspring is Ganges. This is the Ganges harbour.
Saltspring Island has an interesting market every summer Saturday. The booths are eclectic and fun to explore.
Butchart has lovely flowers in late summer.
Victoria's Inner Harbour is an interesting place on hot summer days.