Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Island’

Dare To Dream

Posted: 19th February 2018 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Sometimes Mrs. Toad and I find ourselves roaming the myriad backroads here on Vancouver Island as you just never know what you’ll find.  The island is full of things unusual, many of them whimsical or slightly magical in nature, all of them beckoning a further look once encountered.  Chemainus is a town that is particularly […]

The history of the Freemasons began on Vancouver Island during the earliest time of colonization on the west coast of Canada.  Many of the early members of the organization were integral in establishing the communities we all live in today.  In this post we will take a look at two of the Masonic Lodges we […]

It has been over a year and a half since we visited Glendale Cove on our epic Grizzly Bear viewing adventure, a vacation that my wonderful wife, Mrs. Toad, put together to celebrate my 50th birthday.  It was truly the trip of a lifetime, and one that we still talk about whenever the chance arises, […]

A Blue Winter Fog

Posted: 17th January 2018 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As we made our way through the backroads of Cowichan Valley here on Vancouver Island, the rains had stopped and the air was still, creating thick layers of fog.  Coming up over the top of a hill we looked down upon the town of Chemainus and saw the entire town and ocean inlet was covered […]

As we made our way up the weathered path we heard twigs crack off in the brush, making us both stop dead in our tracks and look at each other silently.  With such a warm and dry summer, bears and cougars had been reported in the area, often making their way down from the mountains […]

The Boathouse

Posted: 29th September 2017 by Mrs. Toad in Photography
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Once in a very long while, you stumble into someone’s life and instantly become “old friends”.  You know, the type of friend that makes you feel that you can share just about anything.  There is an instant connection, and in minutes you know more about each other than most friends know over decades.  These moments, […]

It has been awhile since last we posted on our visit to  McLean Mill National Historic Site in Port Alberni, a wonderful heritage museum that is full of treasures and exhibits from a bygone era.  This museum is an important link to Vancouver Island’s past, paying homage to the logging industry, one of the key […]

We find ourselves in a period of upheaval in terms of the global economy, and with this transition comes change.  One of the changes that seems to be so prevalent these days is the many buildings we encounter that once were flourishing with activity and are now forgotten.  We tend to find an anchor in […]

It has been an action-packed summer here on Vancouver Island for us as we have been working hard for our clients on many different projects.  One of the highlights for any summer is when we get to visit the Vancouver Island Motor Gathering held at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit in the Cowichan Valley here on […]

We have been working hard over the last nine months to obtain our commercial drone license with Transport Canada so we can offer aerial drone photography services to our clients.  This past weekend we received our first official SFOC to fly at Genoa Bay, a tiny marina community that is hidden deep in the Cowichan […]