Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Victoria and Vancouver Island, British Columbia

I just got back from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment biennial conference in Victoria, British Columbia. It was a great conference in a stunning location!

Below is a sampling of the 137 photos available in my site's photo gallery. You may also wish to view the ASLE blog entries I posted over on the Terrain.org Blog while at the conference.


The Empress Hotel on Victoria's Inner Harbour.



Nightfall on the harbour, with British Columbia's Government Provincial Buildings in the background.



The University of Victoria has a rabbit problem, but they sure are cute!



View of boats in a small Victoria inlet off the Strait of Georgia, with the Olympic Mountains behind.



Victoria is BC's capital.



Rigging from the Pacific Grace, a ship on the Inner Harbour.



I spent an afternoon sea kayaking, which was great fun.



While paddling we saw bald eagles, seals, and some pretty big waves.



Driftwood along the beach at Cadboro Gyro Park, which is close to UVic.



Old growth forest in Walbran Valley in southwest Vancouver Island.



Self-portrait in forest campsite mirror. Thanks to photographer Rick Maloof for the idea!



Columbine before bloom.



A close look at the totem pole outside the BC Government Provincial Buildings.

Check out the full gallery at:

http://www.simmonsbuntin.com/images/gallery/2009/victoria/index.html

2 comments:

Adam said...

I chanced upon to view your blog and found it very interesting. Great Photos Keep it up!

Andrew said...

Great to see your blog..really enjoyed..keep going..
Cheers!!
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