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#1 West Coast Thoughts

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:15 PM

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#2 Sparky

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 09:30 PM

^ Nice pic, I just set that as a desktop background. Hope you don't mind.

#3 VicBooster

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:24 AM

Is that East Sooke?

And hello :)

#4 todd

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:39 PM

Vehicle access to Sombrio Beach restricted over May long weekend.

 

http://www.cheknews....cess-to-176278/

 

That's no fun.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:21 AM

Does anyone have info on Cordova Spit Park?
The Central Saanich Parks Map shows it as a green park space and there is some reference to it being a public park online. But access is thru the reserve and all the signs say no public access, private road etc. The First Nations name for the park is TIXEN.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:31 AM

Does anyone have info on Cordova Spit Park?
The Central Saanich Parks Map shows it as a green park space and there is some reference to it being a public park online. But access is thru the reserve and all the signs say no public access, private road etc. The First Nations name for the park is TIXEN.

 

Yeah wondered that myself I've driven down that road before but then got nervous and headed back, according to the map it looks like just the end is a public park, I guess maybe boat access only? Did touch down there once by boat for a few minutes to transfer something, nobody around.

 

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#7 SamCB

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:58 AM

Thanks Todd.
I got curious so I phoned central Saanich parks dept. The lady I spoke with said the reserve is supposed to allow access by road but they generally don't. It's a grey area. So the only surefire access is by boat. Or she suggested you could try walking to it at low tide (presumably from saanichton bay park).
Interesting land use issue.

#8 Bernard

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:05 AM

The First Nation has no requirement to allow access to the park unless Central Saanich and the First Nation negotiate an access agreement



#9 todd

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:53 AM

Thanks Todd.
I got curious so I phoned central Saanich parks dept. The lady I spoke with said the reserve is supposed to allow access by road but they generally don't. It's a grey area. So the only surefire access is by boat. Or she suggested you could try walking to it at low tide (presumably from saanichton bay park).
Interesting land use issue.

Yup usually people can't own below the foreshore it is a fun activity getting a map and heading out at low tide wondering areas where people rarely go ...and the stink eye from the owners think/hoped they own the foreshore.

 

Chatham Island/Discovery Island/Strong tide Island/Vantreight Island/Camp island all in the same group is an interesting kettle of fish. In recent years the Songhees have/was claimed that they have the claim to the foreshore on these islands in this special case claiming that the original treaty shows this, and have put up signs saying $1000 fine or 30 days in jail If caught trespassing, and purchased a boat and employed a bylaw officer in uniform to patrol the island, and installed remote surveillance cameras. It seems as though their plan is/was to eventually catch somebody trespassing and then try and argue it in court, so you could be that person even though it's a completely uncertain/gray area. Don't know if anybody's ever been taken to court.



#10 Bernard

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:26 PM

Yup usually people can't own below the foreshore it is a fun activity getting a map and heading out at low tide wondering areas where people rarely go ...and the stink eye from the owners think/hoped they own the foreshore.

 

Chatham Island/Discovery Island/Strong tide Island/Vantreight Island/Camp island all in the same group is an interesting kettle of fish. In recent years the Songhees have/was claimed that they have the claim to the foreshore on these islands in this special case claiming that the original treaty shows this, and have put up signs saying $1000 fine or 30 days in jail If caught trespassing, and purchased a boat and employed a bylaw officer in uniform to patrol the island, and installed remote surveillance cameras. It seems as though their plan is/was to eventually catch somebody trespassing and then try and argue it in court, so you could be that person even though it's a completely uncertain/gray area. Don't know if anybody's ever been taken to court.

The norm is that you can not own below the high tide line, but in the case of First Nations there are very good legal arguments for why they do own the foreshore.  Enforcing this is would not be easy



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:12 AM

Yeah wondered that myself I've driven down that road before but then got nervous and headed back, according to the map it looks like just the end is a public park, I guess maybe boat access only? Did touch down there once by boat for a few minutes to transfer something, nobody around.

 

Uh huh... transfer what? :cop:



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:19 AM

Uh huh... transfer what? :cop:

 

Just an innocent bale of Cotton Candy.

 

 

....But also some gasoline to another boat.


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#13 todd

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 07:13 PM

Anyone know the history of what I think is a Austin Mini that slipped off the highway and down the hill just before the China Beach day use parking area? It's been there for a long long time I remember at one point there was a tricycle and suitcases with clothing and shoes which appear to be gone or buried under the Moss.
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#14 todd

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:30 PM

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Uplands Park.


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#15 AllseeingEye

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:11 PM

Not sure if Durrance Lake is actually a regional park but it sure is purty and peaceful at 5:45 in the morning.

 

Was actually very surprised at just how popular this place is even at that time of the day; aside from people like us fishing, there were swimmers, kayakers, hikers, canoeists - for a small lake it offers a large variety of things to do and activities to engage in......

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#16 LJ

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 07:20 PM

At 5:45am all I want to see is my pillow.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#17 todd

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 07:47 PM

At 5:45am all I want to see is my pillow.


You are an owl?

#18 AllseeingEye

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:19 PM

At 5:45am all I want to see is my pillow.

Well it'll be 5:15am tomorrow; I'll be certain to send some telepathic vibes your way :)



#19 Mike K.

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 06:43 AM

Just rip past LJ’s house with that new muffler.

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#20 LJ

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 07:42 PM

^I'll return the favour at 1:00am.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

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