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The Gulf Islands lie just off the mainland of British Columbia between Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island. These islands are officially the only areas in Canada designated with a Northern Mediterranean climate. Thinly populated for much of the year, the population of these islands soars during the summer months as parr-time residents as well as tourists flock to the sunny shores.

In the distance lies Salt Spring Island, largest of the Gulf Islands. It is seventeen miles long and nine miles wide, with a permanent population of some 10,000 people. The average annual sunshine measures well over 2000 hors, rainfall is 34 inches, and the mean temperature for the year is 17 degrees C (64 degrees Fahrenheit.) Its only town is called Ganges.

The view is from a small ferry which has just traversed Georgia Strait. The interesting cloud formations caught my eye and I daydreamed of island summers, washed up like Ulysses or Robinson Crusoe on some glorious isolated island shore.

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  • Copyright: John Cherrington (john_c) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4273 W: 52 N: 5852] (24662)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-07-30
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-08-09 10:30
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