The meadows and copses of trees in Strawberry Vale take on amber glow as the early morning mist burns off.
The trails between Dallas Road and the cliffs marking the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island feature magnificent views of Juan de Fuca strait, the Sooke area west of the city and the Olympic Peninsula across the strait.
The parkland along Dallas Road is separated from the steep cliffs above the beach by a rail fence. A summer evening is a lovely time to walk along the trails near the fence. Actually, anytime is suitable for walking along by the rail fence.
Looking east from Oak Bay in the early morning an hour after the sun has cleared the horizon, the sunshine is almost blinding and bleaches the landscape producing sparkles of reflected sunlight on the water.
This view across Ross Bay was on a hot summer’s afternoon and shows the building cumulus clouds near Port Angeles.
The view across Juan de Fuca strait towards the Olympic Peninsula is often shrouded in fog or low cloud. Sometimes the shoreline is obscured and the colour of the water and cloud is so similar it is difficult to tell exactly where the horizon is.
Every dawn at the Oak Bay Marina is different. On this summer morning, the pink glow on the clouds was reflected in the clam waters of the cove.
The view east from the shore at Cattle Point shows a lovely display of colour on the low clouds from the rising sun.
The foreshore grassed parkland features some lovely mature trees while still allowing a view north across Oak Bay.
The view east from the shore at the Oak Bay Marina shows the calm water of a summer afternoon and distant clouds across the Salish Sea.