Posts Tagged ‘Landscape’

We have just returned from a whirlwind tour of the northern parts of Vancouver Island, visiting three very remote communities in the short span of three days, traveling over 1,000 kilometers and seeing things that have left a permanent and profound impact on us.  This experience will follow us all our lives.  Along with a […]

An Outward View

Posted: 8th May 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Summer is just around the corner now here on Vancouver Island, everything is turning vibrant green and the air is warm.  On a recent excursion, I found myself driving down the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, enjoying the scenery, the sounds, and the smells of late spring.  With the pace of life being what it […]

The Edge Of The World

Posted: 30th March 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As the gulls circled overhead on the constant lookout for their next meal, a gentle cold wind made the grasses dance and the waves lap against the shore.  Vancouver Island is an amazing place, one that reveals natural treasures from every vantage.  Some of the most beautiful scenes are those where you look outward towards […]

A Pastel Sunset

Posted: 24th March 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As I stood atop Split Rock Lookout at the crest of the Malahat Highway, the sun began to drift below the horizon behind me.  As the moments ticked by, the temperatures dropped and a frigid feel began to accompany the sense of wonder I had while I patiently waited for the moment I had come […]

In the summer of 2013 we were invited to participate in a media event on Vancouver Island.  It was a terrific day, chock full of wonderful adventures.  The basic idea was a QR Code scavenger hunt where select members of the media were invited to follow clues on an adventure of discovery in the Parksville/Qualicum […]

Brentwood Bay At Dusk

Posted: 10th March 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The frosty tendrils of the waning winter were crawling up my back as I stood at the Split Rock Lookout at the peak of the Malahat on Vancouver Island.  This treacherous stretch of highway is single lane throughout much of it, and is a very dangerous passage, particularly in winter when it’s dark.  It is […]

Each year we try to attend an event that is held just around the corner from The Hollow, that is the annual “Maple Bay Wooden Boat Festival”.  This event attracts the attention of classic wooden boat enthusiasts from all points of the world, and is held at our very own picturesque Maple Bay Marina.  This […]

The Tiny Train Station

Posted: 25th February 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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This is a place we’ve been many times before.  It’s a place that changes with the seasons and the light, revealing different facades and character with each visit.  It’s a place steeped in history for Vancouver Island, one that today remains a landmark in the Cowichan Valley. We never cease to be amazed at how […]

You can most certainly thank the lovely Mrs. Toad for the title on today’s post.  We have a 1 in 7 chance it’s accurate, too!  On that note, you should probably pop back around on Friday.  After a hectic work-week, a visit to the bright and happy town of Cowichan Bay may just be what […]

Our New Year has gently flown in on gossamer wings, and in the background I can now begin to hear the flight song of a flock as it signals the first heartbeat of what is about to be our most exciting year ever. As is usual this time of year, we found ourselves in a […]