Last Days in Victoria and Move to Courtenay

On Monday our friends, Norman and Janet, joined us. Therefore we have been very busy enjoying the sights, sounds, people and food of Victoria and I haven’t had time to edit photos and do a post. However, today we drove north to our next temporary home and tonight I have time to catch up on photos and do a brief post.

Here are some images from Beacon Hill Park, Abkhazi Gardens, and the harbor from the last few days.

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Perhaps the single most amazing experience of the week was witnessing the mating dance of the male peacock. Peacocks were brought to Beacon Hill Park in the late 19th century and have flourished. They roam the grounds at will and seem generally oblivious to the many people. This particular male comes to the same location every afternoon and usually performs his mating dance whether or not a female is in attendance. On this day she was there, but as you will see she had no time for him.

How’s that for shaking your booty?

Now we are moved into a house on the shore in Courtenay, BC. We have a lovely garden with several different patios/spaces to sit, an herb garden, and a walk of about 150 feet to the edge of the ocean. There is a waterside nature trail that begins across the road from our front door. Photos of the place to come.

Tonight we had a wonderful Greek meal at Yiama’s. We highly recommend this place! The service was fantastic and the food terrific. We will return. Tomorrow we will visit area wineries for some tasting.

Ciao!

Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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3 Responses to Last Days in Victoria and Move to Courtenay

  1. Carolyn Raham says:

    How sad. All that work only to be spurned! Ha ha

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    but you do not tell us what you ate at Yiama’s which was so terrific. Some of us are eager to know.
    As for the male peacock shaking, I noticed that there were several female giggling voices in the background!
    Continue to enjoy and to share with us.

    • Paul says:

      For your further edification: I had dolmas and a large greek salad…very mundane, but filled my need for vegetables. The dolmas were the best I’ve ever had. Jean and Janet had grilled prawn souvlaki with rice, potatoes, greek salad and tzatziki. Norman had seared tuna with the same sides. Then we had ekmek for dessert, a tasty layering of filo, custard, whipped cream, and almonds. All of this was washed down with a liter of greek red table wine.

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