You just never know.

Aha!  A path where I wasn’t looking for one.  I was looking for a place to turn around!  This bears investigation.

Hmmmm.  This is not worth the effort.  UGGGLEEEEE!

 

High tech hand rail.  Helpful, but kinda tacky, what?

I sure wouldn’t want to slip and grab THIS for support.  Nature has a nasty side.

WHOA!  Come out of the ‘trees (dead)’ and whattaview.

That’s Buckley Bay over there.

Not what you’d call a sandy beach, but lovely just the same.

These little fellows were everywhere.  I realized too late that I was stepping on them and you know what.  I’m an environmental disaster.

More ‘sand’.

There’s the tunnel-path back.

 

The islands are not hurting for beaches.  These are from Denman Island.  My work takes me all over the area.  Best office ever!

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There it is. Open your eyes and see.

Wow, this is a beautiful island.  That’s Denman and Hornby islands in the distance.  Comox lake in the mid fore.   Dang if I can remember where this shot was taken from.  I love putting a lone tree in the shot for drama.

That is a VERY sheer drop.  Comox lake in the distance and the dramatic tree limb.  On the right!  The one on the left is my hiking buddy, my son Grayson.

We spend a lot of time up high in the hills.  You’d never guess I get the tinglies when I’m up high.  I don’t go too near edges of any kind.

Waterfalls for Ralph.

This is taken from the ‘back road’ to Mt. Washington ski hill.  “Road’ means there tends not to be trees in front so lets go that way.  We’ve been on both sides of this valley.

This is taken from Brown’s logging main.  This is about my all-time fave.  As the season progresses the flow decreases revealing a cave behind the flow on the left.  I think Gollum lives there.  There is the usual tranquil pond at the top of this one.

Beneath a logging bridge near the end of a ‘road’.  There’s so much power stored in moving water.

You can go right up to this one and stick your head in it.  Sorry, that sounds like an insult; unintended.  It seems so pure and clean and BOY was it CCCCCCOLD.

There is the usual tranquil pond at the bottom of this one.  It’s near Regan lake, and getting harder to get to.  Active logging blocks one route, and a ginormouse hole right in the middle of the road blocks the other.  It’s the kind that you don’t see until you’re in it looking up!

Peaceful, near the road, and only the sound lets you know it’s there.

Another view of the double.  Comox Valley is the waterfall capital of the world!!  We have snowpack, lots of valleys, ‘roads’ into the area, and not far to drive.  Hope you like the pics.

The Bluffs.

Comox lake has a park called the Bluffs.  Lovely place of color, stone, tree, and vistas.

I can’t help it.  A rainbow always causes me to think of God and his promise.

There’s a heapin helpin of color, texture, and contrast here.  Delightful.

That bark is super smooth. and HARD too.  I’ve tried working some arbutus, and it’s tough on tools.

Nice spot for a bench and a delightful companion (that’s you, Wendy!).

Fanny Bay

The ‘sand’ is wonderful.  More crushed shells than stone, and feels SO nice on the skin.

 

 

Polished and smooth.  Hard on the toes.

Such a feeling of space, even though you can’t walk much further in any direction except north.  Water on 3 sides, don’tcha know.

Great place to waste some time.  About 1.5 km down Ship’s Point Rd.  See ya there.