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Mine Fail Montage 6 by Absolute-Sero Mine Fail Montage 6 by Absolute-Sero
Didn't get as much of the view as I wanted, darn it.. x.x But there is the inlet that splits the island from Vancouver visible just beyond the trees.

Still had avoided getting lost again.. around here, we were on sharp lookout for the gold mine shaft that was the point of this hike. Seeing as I had only an assortment of directions and little else help from the maps, my friend and I were both pretty worried we were gonna miss it altogether.

... F3.

(Goldstream area, Victoria BC)
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knight202 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Where you able to find the mine portal? I have heard of one in Gold-Stream. Seen some photos but living on the north end of the island, I have not gotten to it!
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Urm, sorry to not get to my comments in a timely manner ^^;
If you are still curious..  this one I found was on the trail near the area of Goldstream where the nature house is located, on the western side of the road. It isn't really a mine portal aside from a blocked-off shaft and an abandoned itty tunnel.. my friend and I tried for hours to find the actual mine entrance I'd heard about but didn't. These two were located on the trail though so we found these no problem. Got a new lead that an actual mine entrance might be somewhere near the ice cream shop before the Malahat drive really begins, but I've yet to be able to investigate that.
miniassassin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
So much walking XD
Faithless-Wife Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I love this picture. You may have not gotten the view you wanted, but it looks good from here.

*Google maps Vancouver*
Goodness, you're far away. @__@
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naw.. better views are on the highway, but only the good photographers stop for those pretty shots.

Try looking to the left of Vancouver ;] I'm on the island thar, at the bottom tip of it! And yes.. I'm so far away from where everything interesting happens. BC is boring. ;-;
Sanwall Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Man, that's a pretty place!
I wanna go to Canada...
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Goldstream area is one of the landmarks around Victoria.. I will give my town that it's got a lot of pretty sights despite that it's an expensive place to live. XD

I wanna go to Europe... *0*
It's always greener on the other side. xD
Sanwall Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
It sure is... And if you visit Europe, come to Finland! We don't have polar bears on the streets, but we do have lovely landscapes and a pretty archipelago. But Finnish people are grumpy. You have been warned. ;)
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Canada and Finland apparently share that myth.. people still imagine we use dogsleds here as means of transportation B:
I'm sure.. Europe as a whole looks amazing. Now if I could just get a hang of some other languages.. XD

Eep. Noted. ^^;
Sanwall Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Haha, people actually ask you where the polar bears are? Because there are information points (or whatever they're called) that have had tourists ask them that in all seriousness... *shakes head*
Well, Canada and Finland are quite similar in some ways, they have about the same climate, flora and fauna (as far as I know) and both countries have two official languages (too bad I suck at the major language, eh?).

But it would be cool if you actually used dog sleds, wouldn't it? :D

For me it's hard to look at Europe as a whole, I mean, comparing Finland to, say, Italy is ridiculous! (although the languages sound remotely similar, which is really interesting, if you ask me)
Hmm, English goes in most countries, actually. It's just in France they scowl at you if you use any other language than French, or at least that's what people say.

(and Finnish people are just grumpy until you get to know them. We're all real softies inside :B)
Ah, I'm sorry, I always get so talkative when it's past... one o'clock a.m?? What happened to all the time I was supposed to have??
Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not personally but I know someone who worked in tourism and.. well.. good lord do people get the wrong impression.
More than likely that's true if I remember my geography lessons correct.. I think Russia is close if not identical to Canada in some parts so it would make sense. And LOL.. well.. I can hardly really speak the other language here. I'm just lucky to know English fairly well. xD

LOL. Well you sure couldn't get our dog to pull us around.. not unless you threw a stick. Though the last time that happened my sister and I were tiny, and that ended in landing in a ditch when the dog went flying..
On the rare occasion we actually get snow this far down.. this last winter being the only time I remember having snow on the ground for longer than two weeks.

I understand, but the area as a whole contains so much I want to explore. :) And the languages do have a common base, though I'm no expert on it so I can't explain it much better. Similar in that Russian has a few sister languages as well.
HAH. Sounds about right.. I went there, not much English. xD

D'awwww. *pinches cheeks*
I know the feeling. I'm writing this and I'm due back at work noooow. XD <33333 It's all good. ♥
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July 10, 2009
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Canon PowerShot A430
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1/125 second
Focal Length
5 mm
Date Taken
Jul 9, 2009, 8:50:31 AM