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We hope everyone who visited Vancouver Island has some stories and pictures to share. We'll start:

A few scenes from Nanaimo, the Harbour City:

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Nanaimo Harbour

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The Harbour Lynx foot ferry sails between Nanaimo and Vancouver.

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A smallholding in Jingle Pot, part of Nanaimo .

Choose your dwelling:

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or...

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or even...

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More later

Pierre and Cathy K.

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Ansie

Hallo!

Pierre and Cathy K.

Always wanted to see how Vancouver Island looks like, as we did'nt had the chance to see it when we were there! Thankyou so much for pics. Are you living there now, or were you just visiting?

Kind regards

Ansie :huh:

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Cathy K

Ansie, ons is inwoners hier en sal seker nêrens anders wil bly nie. Pierre K. raak deesdae 'n boffin met sy kamera en ons gaan probeer om later nog foto's op te sit.

Ek is doodseker baie ander forum lede het bydraes, hoe lyk dit Pierre, Harry, Digin en Hendie? Vancouver Island is 'n gewilde kuierplek.

Groete.

Cathy K.

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Pierre

Ek sal my fotos deurkyk en uitsoek.

Nietemin julle het 'n lekker eiland.

Hierdie is hoe longbeach lyk.

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Sangoma

A photo of Nanaimo taken from Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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Harry

So I thought I'd add a picture every now and then. This is a view of the northern end of the East Coast of Vancouver Island from Malcolm Island ( Sointula). You are looking more or less south, with the main island across the water.

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Sangoma

Even though I have lived on the island for a while, up until quite recently I didnt know that the island has its own flag.

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ROOIBOK

You'll find Kennedy Lake on your way to Tofino.

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Cathy K

A little bit more of the Island.......

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Alberni Inlet at Port Alberni

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The sunken garden at Butchardt Gardens in Victoria

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Tofino Beach

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Living in Lantzville.

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The Heritage Church, Lantzville

Lantzville will always have a special place in our hearts. It's only about three kilometres from Nanaimo and a wonderful place to spend some time.

Cathy and Pierre.

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Sangoma

The Nanaimo Bastion is the most endearing symbol of the Harbour City.

Nanaimo’s most important heritage building is the oldest building in the city, and quite possibly the second oldest building (150+ years) in British Columbia, and the Bastion represents HBC's only real foray into the mining of coal.

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Gautenger

Cool pics, thanks guys

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ROOIBOK

Another nice spot is Tofino.

Fresh Fish & Chips with salt, pepper and lots of vinegar like you used to get at the "porrashop" on the corner.

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Cathy K

It never snows in Nanaimo :P Well.....hardly ever :unsure:

These photo's of our street and garden were taken over the past two days.

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Liz

Looks like you got quite a bit..?? I'm always amazed at how beautiful it looks on the tree branches.

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Harry

Pierre & Cathy,

Impressive!

We had only about 4-5cm here in Vancouver ( at least in Deep Cove). Further up the Fraser Valley it was much more.

P.S. I note you have conquered the posting of pictures via your website. Good! It works ever so much better than the attachments.

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Pierre

Geluk met jul lekker sneeu daar.

Dit was seker lekker vir die kleinding om in te speel....?

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Cathy K

Pierre, sy't haar gate uit geniet, maar wat maak jy met 'n dekselse gebore Canuck wat weier om warm klere aan te trek? Die klein blikskottel dink sy lyk snaaks in haar mud buddies. Ons het pal met gevriesde handjies en 'n sopnat boskasie gesukkel.

These mudbuddies are something. The little ones look like miniature Michelin men in it. First you bundle up your little one in a soft padded dungaree (over other warm clothes, of course). Then you add fur lined boots and the padded jacket. You zip it up, press the studs close and put the hood on their heads. Then they ask to go to the bathroom!

Pierre, wat doen ons met die ysige koue na die sneeu? Pos dit aan na Fort McMurray toe?

Cathy K.

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Cathy K

Spring in Nanaimo! When we lived in Prince Albert in the Karoo, the scent of jasmine and wisteria heralded in the spring. In Nanaimo it's the paeonies. The scent from the massive flowers attract bees and birds from all over.

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Cathy K

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Cathy K

I wanted to post this the full 316kB, but I knew I would have been in trouble with the moderators.

Our sunset last night, as seen from the front stoep.

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Cathy K.

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Karen

Just magnifique!! I am so envious of where you live!

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Karen

MY favourite garden on Vancouver Island!

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BevBrad
Our sunset last night, as seen from the front stoep.

Cathy K.

How do you get to view a sunset when you are on the East side of the island ???

Baffled Brad

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CharleneK

Actually, the window that picture was taken from faces west. Our house faces a stretch of shoreline that runs east-west, and we have a stunning 180°+ view from the west, across the north to the east.

Charlene

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vinceb

The Butchart gardens near Victoria, must be one of the most stunning gardens I have ever seen, I would give my left arm, the one with the sore shoulder :blink: , to have that soil and weather. My biggest problem is, which photographs to leave out!

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

Oh Cathy, do you have some work for me on the Island? :blink:

It is so beautiful!

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