I really just can’t help it, I find rust to be visually delicious.  It’s got texture, it’s got character, it’s got years of stories hidden under that rich patina, stories that often remain secret and locked away forever.  When researching our trips up to Telegraph Cove at the northern end of Vancouver Island, it was with much delight that we realized that this gem was sitting right on the boardwalk, in the perfect setting.  It literally beckoned us.

Rusty Truck - Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck – Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck - Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck – Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Once an active truck that was used to make work a lighter load, today the remains of this incredible old Dodge truck are a visitors delight.  Sitting right on the boardwalk you come across it as you explore the community of Telegraph Cove and it quickly becomes a highlight of your time spent here.  What are the stories it holds?  Rumor has it this truck was used right here at Telegraph Cove during the historic times before the community became a resort.

Rusty Truck - Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck – Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck - Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck – Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck - Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck – Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

It begs to tell you it’s story, yet it struggles to find the words.  For those with a keen ear, you can almost hear it whisper tales of years gone by as nature has worked feverishly to turn the clock back and return it’s core ingredients back to the earth from where they came.

Rusty Truck - Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck – Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck - Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rusty Truck – Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Five minutes spent with it finds you making new friends as flocks of people congregate, all seeking to understand why after all these years here it sits.  For those with an active imagination, the stories flood your mind, filling in the blanks.  This seems to result in more questions, though.  It becomes an endless cycle of understanding and query.  Such is the life of rust on the boardwalk.

Thank you so much for visiting us here at The Hollow today.  We love to hear from all our visitors, so please feel free to leave us any comments you may have below.




  1. avatar Edith Levy says:

    This is awesome Toad. I agree with you I love photographing anything rusty 🙂

  2. avatar Lisa Gordon says:

    Oh my goodness, what a beauty this is!
    And I am with you on the rust.
    There is just something about it that is so fascinating to me, and I love all of the color that I see when I photograph it.

    Have a wonderful week ahead!

    • Thank you ever so much, Lisa, that means a lot to us here! Rust is amazing to us here, something we just can’t help but be fascinated by. No two objects are ever the same!! 😀 Have a wonderful week, my friend, thank you for your kind visit!

  3. avatar ehpem says:

    Hi Toad – this is an awesome find, beautifully photographed. I can imagine your excitement when you came upon this jewel of rust.

    • Hey Ehpem, thanks!! Ever seen a Toad hop before?? It was hard to shoot, I had to keep my shutter speeds way up from all the jumping up and down!!! 🙂 Thanks for your kind visit today, good sir, I really appreciate that!