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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sky Reflections Dougan Lake









Dougan Lake is right beside the Island Highway near Cobble Hill, on South Vancouver Island.  It is a great place for fishing stocked cutthroat and rainbow trout as it has a little boat launch.  Some of the fish are quite large.  This post is for Sky Watch Friday and Weekend Reflections. I have a lot of photos of this spot and it is exceptional at sunset in summer.

It has an interesting history as the Dougan family built the first roadhouse here on what was then the Cowichan Trail which went from Goldstream to Cowichan Bay.  It followed an old, very narrow First Nations trail.  The Dougan family were major land owners in the area and family still remain there.  The Dougan's Roadhouse even had a lockup for rowdy customers.
It must have been beautiful there in those early years as one travelled so slowly you could really enjoy the scenery.  Hope everyone has a great weekend and hello to fellow bloggers on these popular memes.


23 comments:

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
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Theanne said...

fantastic reflections! beautiful views!

LadyFi said...

Stunning shots! Amazing.

R1 said...

Wow...awesome reflections of the sky from the lake. i love them...

-r1-

Simply Delicious said...

Lovely capture! Happy sky watching.

My entry

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Wonderful photographs.

Regards and best wishes

Jeevan said...

Wow! Fabulous and very beautiful placid lake... wonder how amazing nature hold for us! Love this place.
Btw. First time here and came through Eden’s blog.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Wow, that's beyond gorgeous!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am speechless.WOW!! Thanks for sharing this amazing beauty.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow...these are so beautiful...

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured.

My skywatch, have a great weekend.

Tammy said...

Stunning photos! I'm a big fan of reflection photos, and these are incredible! I love the perfect stillness of the lake!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome skies and reflections for the day! Really marvelous captures! I do love your composition! Happy SWF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

James said...

Wow! Amazingly beautiful photos!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush that is stunning photos.

Water Reflection

CameraCruise said...

Wow, stunning photos!
Thanks for sharing.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.
Mette

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the reflection of the clouds. So serene. :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Postcard perfect!

Roy said...

Beautiful images, juts beautiful.

Buck said...

What a day that must have been! Dead flat calm, sunny with beautiful clouds... most excellent photographs!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful, would you like to enter one of these photos in a contest on my blog this week?

Rebecca said...

One of these would be perfect for a competition on my photoblog this week. If you are interested check it out here. http://thedustycellarshoots.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-competition-sky-in-landscape.html

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, each was delicious and my ego was fed!

Rebecca sorry I did not make it in time for the contest but that is a great idea.

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