Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mt. Finlayson in Goldstream Provincial Park

Just outside of town, great place to go hiking.  The most challenging trail in the park is the Mt. Finlayson Trail, an (at least) two-hour, roundtrip, strenuous hike that begins among massive 600-year-old cedars, climbs out of a Douglas-fir forest and … Continue reading

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Japan Ministry finally makes Fukushima fallout map like mine! (sorta…)

Oct 27, 2011 – Victoria, BC, Canada-occupied territories. I had a “No way! Finally!” moment…   Tada!: Grey scale going from light to dark and legend colors that make sense, look at that!   I doubt I have anything to … Continue reading

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Cathedral Grove

Just past Port Alberni (or just before if you’re coming from Victoria or Nanaimo), coming back from Ucuelet/Tofino, on the road to the east coast of Vancouver Island, there’s a protected piece of ancient forest.  I’ve written a-plenty in the … Continue reading

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First Nations Languages spoken around here.

To continue on the track of local languages mentioned in this post yesterday… I was listening to the radio in the car… Scanning for good music.  A station out of Vancouver apparently broadcasts in Chinese.  A “multicultural radio station” here … Continue reading

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The bogs

Continuing from last blogpost, in the already mentioned Pacific Rim National Park, http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/pacificrim/ne.aspx, there’s an ancient forest with a twist…  on a bog.  With a savanna-like vegetation distribution, trees that remind of neatly trimmed bonsai trees, and a soaked ground full … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim National Park – A glimpse of beautiful ha’houlthee of the Nuu-chah-nulth – with some ponderings on civilization…

– Shortly before the October 2011 New Moon – Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation – .…  I just returned (to my swell chill pad in Victoria) from a couple spots within the ha’houlthee [chief territories] of the Nuu-chah-nulth [the First Nation “all along … Continue reading

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New Painting (Oct 2011): Arrival on the Island (where lanterns are relit)

Victoria, BC – Oct 18, 2011 – Last touches of fresh paint are drying… Visit My Art Gallery & Store.  Or go straight to My Art Store (on Zazzle): ’In the Arts Paradise’ for one-of-akind Greetings Cards, Posters, and more.  Spread the word. … Continue reading

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