Jean's Pics

It is finally July and truly summer.... Lots of visitors, lovely gardens, and beach time. Cruise ships pass us by on their way to Alaska.

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Living on the Island in July

Around Nanaimo

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Low tide at the bay at Neck Point Park

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A very big eagle, a very tiny hummingbird - an oyster shell with barnacles and a tiny starfish, a starfish in shallow water with sun designs - and a squirrel on my deck.

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In North Nanaimo, go down a cliff two hundred steps and there is a lovely sand beach at low tide with sea creatures. The grandkids love it, especially when the tide comes in over the warm sand.

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Often in the summers we have smoke from forest fires that cloud the air. The smoke makes the layers of mountains distinct.

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Ships come to Nanoose Bay to practice with torpedos. Here is the tender and a visiting submarine. This is the same view as above.

North of Nanaimo - "Up Island"

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These three pictures are of the waterfront in Campbell River. The first picture has a sculpture, and there are lots more along the shore. 

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Victoria and Sidney

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The Empress Hotel in Victoria's Inner Harbour. The vines now have been removed, and the front looks quite different.

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Below the street in front of the BC Parliament Buildings, is a walk around the harbour. People come to sell art work, and some buskers entertain the tourists.

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An entertainer on the sea wall walk

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Butchart Gardens are lovely in the summer.

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Up the Saanich Peninsula to Sidney, and the waterfront.

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The view from Sidney, and Mt. Baker in the background.