All posts tagged: Sooke Potholes

Deserted Deertrail Resort – Part 4

Devil’s Potholes is one of the earliest references regarding the fascinating rock formations beyond the falls of the upper Sooke River. This location led to one man’s dream of a destination resort. When Albert Yuen acquired the property he saw the potential of the spectacular […]

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Deserted Deertrail Resort – Part 3

I am surprised to realize so much time has elapsed since the last time I photographed this unfinished lodge (three years). These ruins have received much attention, in the form of graffiti, since my last visit. The deserted stone work was to be the foundation […]

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Mardi Gras

I photographed this guy in April and his image is featured, along with others, in another post. But, I think this guy deserves a page all to himself. His colorful personality caught my eye in the spring and I still think he is magnificent.

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Sooke River

We have had a very dry summer; consequently, the river’s water level is low.  During the wet season, the rocky formations I photographed are submerged by the raging waters of the river.   The dry weather has given me the opportunity to clamber up and […]

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Deertrail Resort Part 2

The stone work at this abandoned site is absolutely beautiful, but the art work upon the interior surfaces is just as spectacular.  The artists’ use of color is phenomenal.   Click to see Deserted Deertrail Resort Click to see Deserted Deertrail Resort – Part 3

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Deserted Deertrail Resort

This unfinished lodge sits on the precipice of  160 acres along  the Sooke river.  At one time, the plans were to build a resort that would boast 250 luxury rooms and a conference facility for 450.  However, this dream was abandoned due to lack of […]

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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

What was I to do on an overcast day in November?   Seize the opportunity to go out for a hike (without getting soaked) in search of mushrooms at the Sooke Potholes Regional Park.  The following photos are a result of such a foray.

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White Christmas

White Christmas

It snowed in Sooke, BC the night of December 17th and the morning of the 18th.  So off I went to one of my favorite places (the potholes) to photograph the freshly fallen snow.

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