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Harbourfront Walkway in Nanaimo

The Harbourfront Walkway, boat docks and Nanaimo Water Harbour Airport in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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The Harbourfront Walkway and Fishing Boats in Nanaimo Harbour (Buy Print/License)

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   I was lucky to spend a week photographing Nanaimo, British Columbia and other parts of Vancouver Island in 2013. I made this photograph on one of several evenings where I walked along the Harbourfront Walkway past many small shops and marinas. I previously shared a different view of Nanaimo Harbour but I think I prefer the wider field of view in the above photograph as it shows more of the fishing and other boats in the marina.

Jack Point Sunset in Nanaimo

A sunset over the Coast Mountain Range and Nanaimo Harbour from Biggs Park/Jack Point/Duke Point in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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Sunset at Jack Point in Nanaimo, BC

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    A sunset photograph from my trip to Vancouver Island last spring. This was made on my first trip to Jack Point/Biggs Park near Nanaimo, BC. An “interesting” place to walk out of in the dark, but well worth the results I had on both evenings in the area.

Nanaimo Harbour Sunset

The Freighter Geiranger in Nanaimo Harbour at sunset – Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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Freighter Geiranger anchored in Nanaimo Harbour at Sunset

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   I made this photo from Biggs Park (near Jack Point) in Nanaimo, British Columbia a few months ago. I hadn’t really intended on photographing a freighter, but it dominated many of my intended compositions at the time. So I embraced what was there, and made the above sunset photo.

   When processing this photo I was curious what sort of cargo this freighter might be carrying. It seems this boat is a “general cargo” carrier, but I found something even more interesting when looking for this information. Apparently a lot of marine vessels can be tracked online and the Geiranger is no different. When I discovered this site it had left Nanaimo and was in China, but now it seems to be up in Kitimat, BC. This is all probably more interesting if you know someone on the crew, however.

Sunset from Biggs Park / Jack Point

Sunset over Nanaimo harbour and the Coast Mountain Range from Biggs Park in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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Sunset at Nanaimo’s Duke Point (Purchase)

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   I enjoyed the scenery and photographic possibilites at Biggs Park near Nanaimo so much that I shot there on back to back evenings. I remain a bit confused as to what to call the area. The very tip of the peninsula is “Jack Point”, the park is called “Biggs Park”, but the BC Ferries terminal that it is adjacent to is “Duke Point”. Regardless of what the area is called, I enjoyed the sunset I was able to witness – and the sandstone formations (tafoni) always make for interesting foregrounds.

   I also was reminded of what I thought was an already learned lesson in that walking back to the car along a trail in the dark is best done with a flashlight! 🙂

Nanaimo Harbourfront Walkway

The Harbourfront Walkway in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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The Nanaimo Harbourfront Walkway (Purchase)

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   Earlier this month while visiting Nanaimo, British Columbia I walked along the Harbourfront Walkway past the shops, tourists, and marinas. I made this photo from the top of a stairwell made up to look like a ship’s mast – this provided a pretty good view of the area below. Just beyond the ramps to the boats you can see some of the seaplanes from the Harbour Water Airport.