Vancouver Island, Esquimalt Lagoon. (2014)

When it comes to travel I love to be in nature most. I enjoy architecture, art, history, and culture, but nature is always what I connect deepest to. I don’t necessarily need to know the names of all the birds, animals and vegetation to enjoy it. In actual fact I find the less head knowledge I have the more I can just enter in and become one with nature.

Esquimalt lagoon

Esquimalt lagoon is situated in Colwood, near Victoria City and is a migratory bird sanctuary. The salt water washes up into the lagoon from the sea. We visited on a soft, misty day. I was fascinated by all the old logs that had washed up on the seashore, along the coast. My heart ached as I searched for the meaning to this cemetery of trees. They reminded me of a burial sight where bones have been exhumed. Once Great Trees standing tall now melancholic-ally lying stranded, shredded of their dignity. I am aware that everything in nature is or was a living organism in a very tightly knitted community. That is why I felt this sadness. It is a sadness for the whole earth: humans and all living species and what it indicates. You can check out the History of Colwood if you are interested.

As we crossed the road to view the lagoon I felt my spirit lift, happy to see the birds contentedly swimming around and resting on the banks of their sanctuary. Yet I still found it hard to shake the image of the dead trees. Call me sentimental or overemotional but that is the view of the world through my eyes. Here is a link to the Migratory seabird resurgence at Esquimalt Lagoon during the 2020 pandemic.

Till next week take care,

19 thoughts on “Vancouver Island, Esquimalt Lagoon. (2014)

  1. Yes, trees, the Standing People, affect me too. They live such amazing lives, giving us shelter, shade and their fruits and seeing them washed up on the shore is moving! However, they are still giving and returning to the earth what they received. The circle of life!

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  2. What hauntingly sad photos. Your description of the dead trees was so spot on! I feel the same way about trees. I hate to see land cleared and the trees cut up or bull dozed down. In a way it feels like a desecration. Thank you for raising awareness and sharing.

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  3. I think the melancholy emotion is probably also ‘helped on’ due to the weather conditions … on misty days, the coast line always feel a little bit sad to me.
    But you’re right, the dead tree trunks do have a story to tell and we should re-think our reasons for chopping off trees to make space for a development or a road … just for the sake of making more money ๐Ÿ™.

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