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Good morning from Cowichan Bay

The Masthead building was constructed in the 1860s and operated as the Columbia Hotel. These days The Masthead Restaurant occupies the main floor of the building.

Next to it is the old Cowichan Shipyard. It is as closely intertwined with Cowichan Bay‘s history as the Masthead Building. Its original design has been maintained to this day including workshop and an assortment of tools that may still be used. The workshop part I have from hearsay, since it is very much private property, but what is visible from the road through the opaque-ish window panes looks like old style shipyard.

Here are a few more photographs of these two buildings starting with the Masthead.

Here are a few of the opaque-ish windows.

And there in the middle of the bay is a floating garden?

That was a short stroll along the seaside before my first cup of coffee. Just before getting to that coffee I met up with this Cowichan Bay pigeon. These birds have inhabited one of the Pier 66 buildings (in the roof and underneath the building) at least as long as I have resided on this island. When a few months ago I moved back to Cowichan Bay after 16 years, I was pleasantly surprised to see that these pigeons are still part of the scene.



About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

16 responses to “Good morning from Cowichan Bay

  1. Madhu

    That first shot is beyond stunning! What a beautiful place!

  2. ☆ MagicAperture ⋅

    First shot is definitely a keeper!

  3. OH MY….you have just managed to take my breath away….nice work on all of these but….that first shot is just STUNNING!! Thank you for sharing!!

  4. STUNNING! I love them all, but seriously Joseph, that first one is absolutely top drawer my friend! That reflection is EPIC!

    • Mr Toad, thank you. It is great to get out so early but I hardly do these early morning excursions anymore. Since both the city and the countryside often look their best at that time I hope to catch a few more of these early mornings in the near future.

  5. What a wonderful place. And I also think that first photo is excellent!

  6. Wow…love that pic with the boat.
    Reflections always make pics more interesting.

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