Saturday, August 27, 2011

Down from the Mountain and discovering Somenos Lake

Having woken up and watched the sunrise from Mt.Prevost it was time to get in the car
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and head down the mountain in search of breakfast
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before very long we left the gravel road and passed beneath the gaze of our recent resting place
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We broke our fast at the White Spot restaurant in Duncan, BC
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from the parking lot we could see where we'd slept (on the left side of the right peak)
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After breakfast we pulled over to explore the Somenos Lake interpretive park.
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It's an interesting board-walked area of natural flora and fauna. In this case Karsten is checking out some Nootka Rose blooms
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We found some Canadian Geese actually in a marshy environment
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and many birds flitting about eating insects
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from in the marsh one feels like they could be in the middle of nowhere
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then you leave and pass signs that I find amusing.

Other places would say "clean up your garbage" or "don't litter". But here there is this hyper-polite co-dependent/read around the words/implied language sign.
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and next to it, this sign.
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On the road and off we headed
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Then we found a road we'd not driven down and made our way to a boat launch park on Somenos Lake. A pretty place for a morning pause and look around.

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the trestle for the little train at the BC Forestry Museum. I remember riding around that track over the water in the train when I was a little kid. It was as awesome as you'd imagine.
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Next we make our way towards Nanaimo!

see ya soon!
MM

2 comments:

ClaireBear said...

Beauty shots as always :) That's quite the crack in that windshield eh!?

Jordan said...

Thank you! :D
And yeah that crack has long been a staple of Ruby's general condition. I learned how to shoot for best effect through that window a number of adventures ago :D