Travel Theme: Misty

Ailsa of “Where’s My Backpack?” likes to linger in the MIST this week. If you would like to join in with her challenge then please do. Everyone is welcome.

Thinking of misty times takes me back to my first visit to Canada in 2005 and more specifically to Vancouver Island. Way up north on Cormorant Island in the Queen Charlotte Strait lies the historical village of Alert Bay. Home of the ‘Namgis First Nation a former thriving fishing community and now a centre of Native art and culture as well as orca whale watching tours and fishing.

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Although it was still August here the weather was distinctly autumnal with its “SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness!”

mist 1As the cloud descended over the far shore and the fog rose above the ocean that encircles the island we took to beach-combing along the shore  and hiking in the ecological park, our eyes forever drawn to the grey mantle over the sea.


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

25 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Misty”

    1. Very similar to the north-west coast I imagine? Didn’t spoil our time there, it just added to the atmosphere 🙂

      1. Yes, these photos feel completely familiar even though I’ve never been to that particular area. I’m glad the weather just added another dimension to your trip. 🙂

    1. Thank you Sue. I should get myself out and photograph the mist over the river here – we get it often enough!

        1. Hehe, not a morning person then?

          I saw your comment on Dina’s lovely Norway post and suggested to Jo (the restless one) than we should get together and go there as we all said the same thing!

    1. Thank you Sue. Yes we had rather a lot of the Canadian mist in Alert Bay, but it was very atmospheric. Had some good sunsets too 🙂

  1. There’s a certain kind of misty softness that is irresistible, Jude. That banner photo shot of yours is a pretty good capture. 🙂

    1. Thanks Tina. Strange isn’t it that on holiday you just get out there whatever the weather. At home I huddle indoors! I need to take the camera out more regardless of the weather.

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