Goodbye to Victoria BC
On the 24th I went to a lagoon on the outskirts of Victoria looking for waterfowl. I found swans, geese and seagulls. I tried to get an angle on a pair of swans that would show the heart shape that their necks can make. I didn't. One swan was grooming and put on quite a show. Mute Swan blog Mute-Swan2-blog When I had finished at the lagoon, I visited a historic lighthouse. Fisgard Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Western Canada, having turned its light on in November 1860. Western Canada is not very old, like Australia.
Fisgard Lighthouse blog
I said goodbye to Victoria on the 25th and headed north. I stopped at my favourite place Goldstream Park. There is not enough water for the salmon to come upstream. The overview of the river shows a river that should be twice as wide, and twice as deep, so that the salmon can make their way up to the spawning grounds. There is a dam above this spot and the authorities will open it soon to increase the flow. I spent some time making long exposures of spots in the stream. Then it was back north to Nanaimo for the last time.
Goldstream-blog Goldstream2-blog Mute Swan blog When I had finished
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