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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – # 5 – The Sechelt Sea Wall

The seawall in front of Sechelt is one of my favourite walks and I visit it throughout the year. I captured this image during a set of repeated early morning visits a few years ago. I love the intense colours … Continue reading

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Bird Watching Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – The Birding signs of Spring on the Sunshine Coast

We’re hearing lots of old familiar sounds these days, more signs that the winter season is giving way to Spring. This Song Sparrow is one of the earliest singers and also one of my favourites. He has a beautiful song, with several bright … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – #4 – Homesite Creek Waterfalls

My B&B guests hiked into the waterfalls at Homesite Creek this past weekend and gave it a definite two thumbs up.  So the next day we set off with our backpack loaded with camera and a picnic lunch to check … Continue reading

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Tripping through Indonesia on Trip Advisor – Ubud, Bali

   My last post, on Southern Bali was all about white sandy beaches and relaxing, a much needed remedy for the jet lag, induced by my 21-hour cross-Pacific flight.  I was now heading to Central Bali to meet my wife Sheila, who had … Continue reading

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Falling for the Sunshine Coast – Part 2

There is a peacefulness about the Fall season. Maybe it just feels that way after a busy summer, but there are also some definite physical changes underway and I find it very relaxing. I took this picture a few years … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – #3 – Foraging for Wild Mushrooms

It’s mushroom season on the Sunshine Coast. The few days of rain we had last week  have coaxed these delicacies of Nature to make their annual appearance. If you’re patient, and know what to look for, and where to look you will be … Continue reading

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Walking Holidays on the Sunshine Coast – #2 – Birding at Sechelt Marsh

Sechelt Marsh has a winding trail around a small pond with a smaller island in the middle. The pond is fed by both fresh and tidal water, offering a rich habitat, and an abundance of ducks, mostly Mallards and other common species … Continue reading

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Falling for the Sunshine Coast – Part 1

When I was working, the Fall season always seemed like a glass half empty.  But, now that I get to play all year round, I have time to appreciate its true beauty. I find myself looking forward to its approach, knowing of the opportunities to  … Continue reading

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Jazz on the Sunshine Coast

We get to listen to a lot of good music on the Sunshine Coast and the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival is one of my favourite events. Mix great jazz of all styles with very, very small venues and you have the … Continue reading

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Hidden Grove on the Sunshine Coast – a story of survival

The history of Hidden Grove is described as one of survival… survival from natural fires of several centuries ago, which has left charred bark up to a foot thick on the largest Douglas firs. More recently, the area was scheduled for logging, but meeting … Continue reading

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