Lake Cowichan

All photos taken on May 20, 2022.

Lake Cowichan (Nitinaht: ʕaʔk̓ʷaq c̓uubaʕsaʔtx̣) (pop. 2,974) is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Duncan. The town of Lake Cowichan was incorporated in 1944. The Cowichan River flows through the middle of the town. Cowichan River is designated as a Heritage River.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

7 thoughts on “Lake Cowichan

    1. I think this would be a town where everybody knows your name (kinda like Cheers) and perhaps your business. During my early days in a previous career, I found small towns to have a great family atmosphere. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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    1. Thanks John. Just when we thought we had missed the best blossoms, we found these, the result of a cooler spring. Thanks for reading. Have a good evening too. Allan

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  1. I remember passing Lake Cowichan, but I didn’t stop, anxious for the dirt road ahead to Port Renfrew. I understand that you do the route in the opposite direction which is more comfortable

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  2. I always imagine these towns as lovely to visit, but claustrophobic to live in. Everyone knowing your name and business? No thanks. In any case it looks gorgeous, love the old logging machinery, while the lake and its surrounds are just picture perfect. You cannot beat a flourishing cherry blossom.

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    1. I agree. I grew up and worked my early career in a series of small towns. While there is a good sense of community for the locals, outsiders seldom fit in, especially as a young, childless, unmarried adult. I also agree that everybody in town usually knows what you are doing, before you do it. It was a nice stop on the way, but too small for me. Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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