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Meinen lieben Freunden wünsch ich ein tolles , gesundes , erfolgreiches Jahr 2011 mit vielen netten Gesprächen mit euch , wie ich sie liebe ????? Happy New Year ??? Buon Anno Nuovo !!!!
No one tore the ground with ploughshares
or parcelled out the land
or swept the sea with dipping oars __
the shore was the world's end.
Clever human nature, victim of your inventions,
why cordon cities with towered walls?
Why arm for war?
__ Ovid, Amores. Book3
The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being. -- Emma Goldman
Do all good you can, By all means you can, In all the ways you can, In all places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
-- John Wesley
The Comox Valley lies between the Beaufort Mountains and the Strait of Georgia, on the edge of some of the most stunning wilderness settings on the East Side of Vancouver Island. You can ski, golf and fish all in the same day. You can be knee-deep in snow and then within half an hour be dusting the snow off your boots on a green golf course, or kayaking through clear blue waters, or catching fat trout. It is a collection of rolling mountains, alpine meadows, rushing rivers, lakes, forests, farmland and more than 40 green parks and has some of the best hiking trails on Vancouver Island. The lush, temperate rainforest is perfect for hiking, mountain biding and horseback riding.
The Mount Washington Alpine Resort, a 30-minute drive from Courtenay, has one of the highest snowfalls of any ski hill in North America. Activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, snow tubing, tobogganing and luge, 55k of cross-country trails...downhill skiers have more than 50 trails and eight chairlifts..
The Comox Valley has many sandy beach ideal for swimming in the summer and beachcombing year round, ideal conditions for boating and sailing, salt and fresh water sport fishing for salmon, red snapper and halibut, cutthroat trout and steelhead.
Jacques Cousteau rated the waters near the Comox Valley as the second best cold water diving destination in the world. It is also a thriving centre for arts and culture with four major museums, live theatre, and an active artists community. It is one of the most diverse recreation destinations in BC.
The valley stretches approximately 50-km along the coast from Fanny Bay to Saratoga Beach. It is home to deer and black bears, cougars, Roosevelt Elk and wolves. The ocean waters support a large population of seals and sea lions. Bird life is prolific; bald eagles, Blue herons, hawks, Trumpeter swans, owls, and countless song and marine birds inhabit or visit the areas marshes, fields, forests and waterways.
The Comox Valley is one of BCs top year-round travel destinations, famous for its stunning scenery...renowned for its prehistoric fossils. The Courtenay and District Museum is a major centre of paleontology in British Columbia.
Comox Valley is known as the Valley of Festivals, with more than 50 festivals taking place each year.
Vancouver Island, Spring 2005...
Photography by Larryb
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