Welcome back to The Hollow today, folks, thanks for your visit! We still have plenty more photos to share with everyone from the Antique Truck Show that was recently held here on Vancouver Island, but for today we thought we’d park the trucks and take a look at some rural shots we captured in the Genoa Bay area of the Cowichan Valley. Farms and barns are a subject of extreme interest to us here, one day we hope to create a coffee table book of old barns from Vancouver Island. In the meantime, we build upon our collection and today’s photoblog post takes a quick look at a wonderful farm.
Mrs. Toad and I bought our 110+ year old farmhouse in the Cowichan Valley a little over 3 years ago now… boy, how time flies. As we explore the Cowichan Valley, on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, we keep finding these hidden treasures. Vancouver Island itself is only recently inhabited and developed in accordance with world standards; we’re really only a little over 100 years old here. The early settlers staked out wonderful tracts of land and set about building farms and businesses on them. Some of these farms have hundreds and hundreds of acres of rolling hills, mountains, fields, streams and ocean access. This barn sits on one such farm and has been on my “must photograph” list for quite some time, so we were thrilled to finally get a chance. This weathered barn sits on a huge farm on a tip of a jutting piece of land in the valley, and this entire area isn’t traveled or visited very much. There is one way in and out from here, and if you are driving the speed limit, you probably would drive right past this gem and not even notice it.
A few feet further down the road and we get a different look at the same farm. Here we can see some partitioned fields and the rolling mountains in the distance. The entire area is absolutely breathtaking in terms of its natural beauty and presents a plethora of wonderful subjects to photograph. On the day we shot these images, we were down the road further at this quaint little marina called Genoa Bay, and we’ve got a series of marine images to share with everyone from that shoot coming up here in the near future.
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