Welcome to the Island Rambles Blog
Welcome to my blog world. This is a photo blog, poetry and short story blog about my life on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Merry Christmas To All
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I have been taking a little break for the holidays. This is for the sky watchers at
Sky Watch. There are lots of pictures of the world's sky there.
My picture today is from south of Campbell River, B.C. where we stayed in the summer. I took this right outside our little trailer as the sun set on the first night there. Campbell River is on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage which is named after George Vancouver's ship the HMS Discovery as he arrived here in 1792.
The Coast Salish and Island Comox First Nations peoples lived here until sometime in the 18th Century the natives of the Fort Rupert area migrated south and enslaved the local tribes. They became the raiders of the Coast Salish people in the south.
Dr. Samuel Campbell was the ship surgeon on the HMS Plumber when they mapped the area around 1859 and his name seems to have been given to the river.
I hope to return soon with some pictures of the Christmas lights in the area. Hello to some of my old readers who have returned to see me. It is wonderful to hear from so many of you.