The Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It extends north from the city of Victoria and ends at Swartz Bay, where the ferries leave for the mainland. The body of water is Saanich Inlet, and the hill at right centre is Mount Newton with the marine traffic control radar on top. The little boat is the car/passenger ferry that runs from the village of Brentwood Bay(off the picture to the right) and Mill Bay, more or less below where I was standing when I took this.
My house is in that patch of forest at the left edge of the photo, in a district called Ardmore, and the town of Sidney is just out of sight behind the lower slope of Mt. Newton. Off in the distance are the Gulf Islands of British Columbia and farther out are the San Juan Islands of Washington State. In between is the international boundary and the ship channel from Vancouver to the Pacific.
December 3, 2005
Sony DSCF828 camera