Monthly Scenic Shots...new tradition at THL?

Many are fond of sharing their scenic shots so I'd like to propose a new tradition...the monthly scenic shot post!  Hope its not too late to start with October?

Monthly Scenic Shots...new tradition at THL?

This picture was taken in September while hiking the West Coast Trail along the coast of Vancouver Island.  The location is very historic as Captain Cook landed near here in 1778, before heading to his death in Hawaii.  Google "Friendly Cove"  for more interesting reading.  An American whaling ship also was captured here by natives in 1803 and all were killed except for two.  The narrative of his captivity written by John Jewitt makes fascinating reading.  It was easy to imagine I was back in that time while wandering through the forest, with spirits glaring from the shadows...

Monthly Scenic Shots...new tradition at THL?

The hiking trail itself began as a lifesaving route for numerous shipwrecks that occurred during the age of sail on this coast nicknamed The Graveyard of the Pacific.  As a rainforest, the vegetation is so thick that without a trail a person could not travel at all except along the coast, which would quickly trap someone between cliffs and rising tides!

A rainforest in Canada?  Yes, its true!  The most northerly rainforest in the world; this area of Vancouver Island features huge red and yellow cedars as well as the world's largest Douglas Firs.  These trees provided life to ancient peoples; for their boats, houses and even clothing...cedar bark coats were the only protection from winter rain and snow.

Great idea! here's my contribution....
10/19/2009 - 23:47
not a recent photo but its the only one I have on this computer Im not a beach person but this photo from vacations about a year ago in the north of Corsica just shows how beautiful and well preserved it is!
...and mine...
10/20/2009 - 00:18
not a breathtaking shot, but one that always makes me smile... the calming view from my parents' country house: No signs of civilization... the house, over 100 years old, is located on a small island in the middle of a national park. Very peaceful, I wish I was there Cheers, Francois
by the way, Dean, I forgot to say, but that's a superb photo (nt)
10/20/2009 - 03:27
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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
10/20/2009 - 00:54
UN Dualtime 42mm Jacob
Lugano, Switzerland and the shots from Mt. Bre...
10/20/2009 - 02:23
a steep hike up the mountain in my wife's Range Rover - almost too narrow a road to drive... the effort was soon rewarded by an unforgettable scenery...  day and night... Wish I could afford this someday
Re: Monthly Scenic Shots...new tradition at THL?
10/20/2009 - 03:53
This is one I took a few years ago while I was still using film. I believe it was in asia, possibly Singapore, but I'm not certain. Found it while scanning in some slides. Its not a grand vista (I have plenty of those) but it is quite serene and remined me as is does now of Monet. Joseph
Another superb photo
10/20/2009 - 04:14
Joseph, the colors are amazing... I understand how it reminds you of Monet! Cheers, Francois
Thank you!! nt
10/20/2009 - 18:31
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Forgot the pic!!
10/20/2009 - 18:47
Nice idea! Our estate Bokö, is translated, Beech Island or in Latin, Fagus Insula. By all norms Beeches shouldn't grow as far north as here, it's very common in the south of Sweden, which our friend 1907 will verify That they are living wild around here is because there is a very old Villa, á Italy, from the 16th century, only 1 km from here.  It was mostly a beautiful park, lots of planted trees, the farming was just basic for the estate and all people who lived there. It was place to enjoy life at This is a wiew of one of mine beeches! Doc
Great shots...please keep them coming!
10/20/2009 - 19:19
I'm already looking forward to next month .
Re: Monthly Scenic Shots...new tradition at THL?
10/26/2009 - 12:16
Completely lost track of time here - not much need for watches...