Sandy Skene

Sandy Skene

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Sharing the beauty of the Sunshine Coast, BC 🇨🇦 All photos are my own.
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Saw lots of bear and elk poop on my walk yesterday but the only creature I saw was this Woodland Skipper moth.

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One last shot from my magical morning kayaking on the Sechelt Inlet a couple of days ago.

5 Days ago
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Another shot from my kayak trip up the Sechelt Inlet yesterday. Smoky skies over the mountains but there was a beautiful magical light filtering through. A morning I'll remember for a long time.

6 Days ago
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Went for an early morning paddle up the Sechelt Inlet this morning. There was a bit of blue sky and sunshine coming through the smoke. Calm waters, beautiful light, perfectly peaceful. It honestly felt like something out of a dream.

7 Days ago
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Yesterday was really smoky on the coast. Still not nearly as bad as what parts of the interior are dealing with. We've only got a couple more days of this and then cooler temperatures and hopefully some much needed rain on the weekend.

8 Days ago
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Just hanging out with some friends at the beach a couple of days ago. greatblueheron seagull crow

9 Days ago
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First time getting my kayak out this summer. Even saw a bit of blue sky through the smoke. Spent a blissful few hours paddling and watching seals, otters and eagles.

10 Days ago
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I was down at the beach yesterday and saw this guy hauling his chair over the rocks. Tide was out so it was quite a walk to the water. He waved at me, then set up his chair and sat looking out. Didn't need company, a book or his phone. Just wanted to soak it all in. It always makes me happy to see people really appreciating their environment.

11 Days ago
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Gibsons harbour usually has beautiful views of the north shore mountains. These days all we're seeing is smoke.

12 Days ago
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A smoky surreal scene yesterday. The 90 foot tall ship Amara Zee is temporarily docked in Gibsons. The ship is home to the Caravan Stage Company, a touring professional theatre group. @caravanstage

13 Days ago
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The wilderness is healing, a therapy for the soul. ~ Nicholas Kristof Took a boat trip up the Princess Louisa inlet to Chatterbox Falls yesterday. It wasn't the best day for taking photos because the smoke was so thick, but it was exactly what I needed. Looking forward to revisiting this place again on a clearer day.

14 Days ago
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Another smoky evening on the coast. Bad as it is here this is nothing compared to what they're living through in the interior of BC. Take care out there everyone. bcfires

15 Days ago
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Just want to say how grateful I am for all of the supportive comments on my last post. I know many of you have pets and are fortunate to be able to experience the unconditional love that they give us. Makes losing them so hard but I wouldn't trade a moment of that journey. ❤️

16 Days ago
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Some days are just hard. I had to say goodbye to my sweet Elsa (on the left) this morning. We had a great 15 years together. She was found with her siblings on an Alberta ranch surviving on grasshoppers. I brought her home and then went to a rescue centre to adopt Jessie (on the right) so she would have another kitty her age to grow up with. We had two other cats but they were old and grumpy. They made the move to the coast with us 11 years ago and up until just recently she was very healthy. Back problems, tooth problems, kidney problems and athsma all started taking their toll. I didn't want her to continue to suffer so this morning I said goodbye. She was well loved and we miss her. ❤️

16 Days ago
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Smoky skies made for an eerie sunset last night.

16 Days ago
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Buddleia or Butterfly Bush is blooming everywhere right now.

18 Days ago
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Nothing beats summer evenings on the coast.

20 Days ago
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Ruby Lake. The perfect place to spend a summer day.

21 Days ago
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Building castles in the sand. Stumbled across this great creation on my beach wanders yesterday.

22 Days ago
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Views from Gower Point last week. After a few busy days at the store I'm looking forward to some peaceful time spent walking and gazing at views like this.

23 Days ago
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New week, new perspectives.

25 Days ago
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Not the warmest day but the low tides yesterday exposed lots of sand on this normally rocky beach.

27 Days ago
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A beautiful rainy hike yesterday serenaded by kingfishers, eagles and thunder.

28 Days ago
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Was supposed to go to Alberta for a short getaway but stuff happens and the trip was postponed. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to seeing some new sights. But when your home looks like this you can't be too sad. Last night's cloud show was amazing.

29 Days ago
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Always a beautiful sight to see. Their screeching cries let you know they're nearby.

29 Days ago
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Feeling so fortunate to have these beautiful clear blue skies when so much of the province is burning up right now. Thinking of those who have been evacuated from their homes and the crews fighting the fires. Stay strong and stay safe.

32 Days ago
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Summer nights on the coast. Doesn't get much better than this.

33 Days ago
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The views up here take my breath away every time.

34 Days ago
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Headed down to the beach to watch the sunset last night. Merry Island lighthouse with Vancouver Island in the background.

35 Days ago
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I've seen hoof prints on the beach before but this my first sighting. I believe they come down to lick the rocks for the salt. This little one seemed to be playing in the waves a bit too. Must feel refreshing on a hot day.

36 Days ago
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Find your light.

38 Days ago
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Watched the sun go down at Francis Peninsula last night. Beautiful way to end a weekend.

39 Days ago
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Watching the news and seeing that there is a state of emergency due to out of control forest fires in our province. This was the smoky scene in my area exactly 2 years ago today. My thoughts are with those who are in the fire areas, who have been evacuated and who are bravely fighting those fires. Please be careful everyone.

41 Days ago