I was driving north up the old island hwy around between brooks landing and the nanaimo golf club, around 9:09am when i observed what i thought was an airplane, lowish in the sky headed south east. the morning rush hour traffic was heavy, but the slow movement of the object was catching my attention. and then it was simply hovering and not moving. the object was white, with a bit of black in the center, and a cigar/tic tac shape. there was no tail, or wings such as an airplane. i could not pull over safely nor turn off to back track, it was difficult to continue to observe without running into the other cars. really should get myself a dash cam!