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British Columbia---Vancouver Island---July 1998

Geography Facts: Vancouver Island is north of Washington state and east of the coast of mainland British Columbia. It is home to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The Island is accessible by ferry from the Vancouver area or from Seattle and other small northern Washington towns. It is surprisingly remote outside of Victoria and has miles of rugged beaches and small coastal fishing towns. There are many stands of virgin timber here, but sadly most are still being cut down. In a few places there are protected forests where you can still find some of the tallest trees anywhere. Because of the warm ocean currents, the island has a surprisingly mild climate and supports a northern rain forest ecosystem.

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Rain Forest
deserted beach
rocky beach
Red Creek Pine
logging bridge
rain forest
deserted beach

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250 ft tall tree

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I have always been fascinated with islands. Perhaps it is genetic. My Grandmother and grandfather on my mother's side both came from the island of Oland off the coast of Sweden. Whatever the case, last year we traveled to Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

sandy beach
PointnoPoint Resort
Bouchart Gardens
flowers on coast
me inside a tree

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We stayed here!
Buchart Gardens

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old clear cut

blackcomb mountain
top of mountain on ski lift
LisgardLighthouse
watercolor lighthouse
Fisgard Lighthouse 2mmm
Side trip to Whistler...
Summer Skiing on a glacier!
Fisgard Lighthouse
retouched photo
great screen saver..
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