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.

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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.

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Down at the marsh...

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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

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The Fairwinds Golf Course, Lantzville

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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

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Historic buildings on lower Johnson St.

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

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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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