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Jean's Pics

October is a mixed bag! There are lovely clear and warm autumn days, and rainy days with a chill in the air. It is a nice month to walk the trails around Nanaimo, and to visit the other lovely spots around the Island.


Living on the Island in October

Around Nanaimo - walking the waterfront

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Looking across the harbour to the gap between Newcastle

Island on the left and Protection Island on the right.

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The harbour is busy, even on a cool breezy October morning.

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A different morning, with calm waters

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Whatever the day, most walks end at the ice cream shop.

Autumn around Nanaimo

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Piper's Lagoon, and the Garry Oak leaves have turned brown.

Maple leaves beside the lagoon 

My favourite bench on the first hump.

Neck Point

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Looking down on Buttertubs Marsh.


Down at the marsh...


I like the clouds in the water.....

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The king of the neighbourhood

Arbutus berries in October

North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"

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Parksville beach


The Fairwinds Golf Course, Lantzville


Silver Meadows

Victoria and the South Island

Around Victoria Inner Harbour

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The Empress Hotel and the Inner Harbour.

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Tourists off on a whale sighting tour

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The Coho coming in from Seattle and a water taxi

A few of the floating homes at Fisherman's Wharf

Around DowntownVictoria


Historic buildings on lower Johnson St.


The window above the door of Murchie's, Government St.


Inside Monro's Books, Government St.

Beacon Hill Park

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Butchart Gardens in October

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Hatley Castle - Royal Roads University

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hatley Castle, before vines were removed.

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The lawns down to the lagoon

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The big cedar, the path to the Japanese Gardens

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The Japanese Gardens

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A trumpeter swan with the black beak and a mute swan with an orange beak. 

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Swans with a blue heron

The Esquimalt Lagoon is in front of the castle grounds. 

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