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The sunny weather is bringing out the 'Broom'
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5/23/17
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Building the MacKenzie Overpass. It takes a lot of work to build roads on the Island. Lots of rock has to be moved.
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Took a trip over to Vancouver, the ferry wasn't very crowded. Unfortunately it was cold and wet. 
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5/16/17
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The rock ad for a local watering hole in Sooke. Buffey's 
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If it won't grow on the Rock - We'll make it look like it grows on the Rock. A new addition to downtown Sooke, a new mini-brewery is opening up. Some fancy cutting.
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5/3/17
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The Ghost Plant

Monotropa Uniforma, the Ghost Plant's Latin name. What an odd looking plant, looking more like the eco-skeleton of a spider, or an alien from another world.

I stumbled across a patch of them in the forest near where I live, here in Sooke, B.C. on the west coast side of Vancouver Island. A dark place, under a canopy of trees where sunshine rarely if ever hits. It needs no sunlight to grow.

It's a rare tiny plant, white not green, no chlorophyll, almost see through, with one little flower that faces down to the ground like a bell. Being a parasite plant, (herbaceous perennial) it lives off the decaying matter of a certain fungi that only grows on the forest floor beneath the native trees (beech esp) that grow around here. Big trees!
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In Sooke's inner harbour you can rent a charter and go whale watching or go crabbing or fishing. Lots of fun.
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The Prestige Hotel in Sooke, on the West Coast Highway. Nice place.
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Noticed these cars parked in the underground parking lot at the Prestige Hotel in Sooke. There's a big parade of these older luxury vehicles driving up to Port Renfew on the West Coast Highway, on Sunday. I hope the weather is better.
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4/23/17
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