Archive for October, 2010


When were visiting Saltspring Island we got to see a display of working boats from the area and this one was in the dock.  Apparently it is the last working steam powered tugboat on the west coast.  It has a very interesting sound and unique whistles.





Sunday, October 31st, 2010 Photographs No Comments

Porsche 356 Roadster

Porsches over the years have managed to keep a certain style with their 356 and 911 models while still being able to update their cars to a more modern look.  A lot of it I think has to do with the headlights.  If you look closely along the lens you can see evidence of fowl play.

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Saturday, October 30th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments

Wooden Dinghy

Here are some shadows on the laminated bow of  an old, freshly painted wooden dinghy.


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Monday, October 11th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments

A Variety of Fuels

These fuel containers were strapped to the deck of a pretty beaten up saiboat from Alaska.  I was just amused by the colors and the repetition.

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Sunday, October 10th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments

Don’t Peek

I have always tried to teach my children to be safe.  One of the things that I taught them was no matter how tempting it is to peek through a knot hole in a fence or a building to resist the urge.  You never know when there might be a person standing on the other side waiting to poke their finger in your eye.  Safety first!

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments


I just love the colors of the rusty winch against the grey water at Fulford Harbor on Saltspring Island.  If you ever go there make sure to visit the Rock Salt Cafe.  We went there for lunch and I had the Texicana Naan Sandwich and it was one of the best meals I have ever had – for $11.  Definitely worth the stop.


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Friday, October 8th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs 1 Comment

Mini Mushroom

There are so many amazing things to see if you pay attention.  This mushroom growing on a bed of moss is only about 5 millimeters across and would be easy to miss if you are walking too quickly.


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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs 1 Comment

Sticks and Stones

I came across this old barn on Saltspring Island which has an interesting combination of wood, brick and stone.  It makes an interesting detailed shot of the various materials working together to keep the barn standing.


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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments

Six Dollar Moorage

If you have never visited a “Government Wharf” I would highly recommend it.  I am not sure if they exist anywhere else but I do know there are 4 of them on Saltspring Island.  Every one that I visited had something unique and interesting.  There is a sign at each of the wharfs giving the fees to moor overnight at the wharf and for this size rowboat (I’d estimate around 6 feet) it would cost $6.00 (including taxes).  I’d say that’s a pretty good deal but I don’t know if I would want to spend the night in such a craft.


Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 Photographs 1 Comment

Bow – Wow

I was visiting Ganges Harbor on Saltspring Island with some friends and we happened upon a boat show where we were able to board a bunch of working and pleasure boats of various sizes and types.  This is a fancy cruiser with an interesting shadow cast across the bow.


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Monday, October 4th, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments