Category Archives: B.C.

A Hazy Day

The skies were quite hazy today and rain is a possibility in the next few days. It also was humid so we chose to be a bit lazy. After a leisurely morning we drove to Filberg Heritage Park to take … Continue reading

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The Day of the Eagles

This morning I was awakened by the call of eagles. We have heard a few of them since arriving, but hadn’t seen them. However, this morning at least 20 eagles came into our bay with the tide. Every tree in … Continue reading

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Hottest Day Yet, But Not Really

Norman and Janet departed this morning in order to catch the Black Ball Ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles. We had a fun week with them in Victoria and here at our rental in Courtenay. After they left we did … Continue reading

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Water and Trees

Yesterday we ventured inland toward Port Alberni, a town on a long fjord that penetrates the western shore of Vancouver Island. Jean and I had driven this route a few years ago and knew a couple of places to stop … Continue reading

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First Day in Courtenay

Today I woke at 4:00 AM to sunshine peaking over the horizon and into the bedroom window. At 6:00 AM I gave up trying to sleep and arose to greet the sunny day. Here’s the morning view from our living … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Gardens

This morning we visited a small lush place, Abkhazi Garden. This little gem has gravel trails that twist and turn among flowers, shrubs, trees, ponds, and a teahouse. Of course I had to capture some of the flowers. Hostas, ferns … Continue reading

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Walking Around Victoria

The gray skies and showers continue. There really has been little rain, but also little sun. Today I learned that Victoria has twice the sun and half the rainfall of Vancouver. They must be having a terrible June on the … Continue reading

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Orca Sighting!

This afternoon as I lounged in the hot tub I was treated to a rare sight…orcas (sometimes called killer whales) in Victoria Harbor!!! What a treat! An adult and three juveniles swam into the harbor among the boats and seaplanes, … Continue reading

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Robert Bateman

One of the pleasures of visiting Victoria is the opportunity to visit the Robert Bateman Center.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bateman, he is one of the greatest living Canadian artists.  Many of the paintings on display … Continue reading

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