Aboriginal Education Meeting

Aboriginal Education Meeting

Initially it was the light coming into this high school multi-purpose room that caught my eye. Then I noticed the concentration and focus of the kids. School District 64 (Gulf Islands) has a strong Aboriginal Education program.

Aboriginal Education Meeting

East Sooke Park Coast Trail

East Sooke Park Coast Trail

1 p.m. hiking along the Coast Trail in East Sooke Park

This has to be one of the most scenic places to hike on southern Vancouver Island. And it’s actually a short drive from Salt Spring Island. We travelled from the park to the Crofton Ferry Terminal via Humpback Road and the Malahat in about 75 minutes.

*This photo post, like all ‘off-island’ photo posts, is filed under ‘Daytrip’ as can be seen on the website. (if you are viewing the post in the daily email message you need to click through to the actual website)

South Beach

South Beach

South Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

I think part of the draw of the west coast is the never-ending sound the waves make as they relentlessly march up and across the sand and gravel beaches. When you take the first ferry from Vesuvius to Vancouver Island, you can be reading your book—in the sunshine at coffee time—on this beach. And I saw a couple doing just that. I took a few photos and left them—with the beach and this gorgeous spring weather—to themselves.

The River

The River 1 © johncameron.ca

The view out my ‘office window’ on a recent photography excursion. This was serious work (sturdy tripod, high resolution sensor and top-notch optics). And while wasted on a website photo, the image has incredible detail which will be visible in print form.

Though you could do this trip from Salt Spring Island in a day, I chose to stay overnight. My truck was parked only 7 metres from the rapid pictured above and about 15 metres from the two below. In the middle photo, you get a sense of the thundering waterfall. So thundering that I decided to move the truck farther away so I could sleep at night!

The River 2 © johncameron.ca

The colours of this crystal clear mountain water just needed to be photographed.

The River 3 © johncameron.ca