Saturday, January 12, 2013

More pics of Victoria

Today just a lot of pictures! Still these are only from one of the two cameras we had in action, but I think you'll get the idea.

The big draw this holiday, besides seeing relatives, was The Boat! Our first trip to the dock was in rather heavy overcast, and we just puttered around on the boat, looked at the mist and pulled our hats down over our ears.

The day we actually planned on our expedition it was much better, a bit warmer and even with a bit of blue sky!

This is my brother-in-law's newish boat, 42 feet long, with plenty of sleeping room and a saloon (or is it salon?) as big as my living room at home. Plenty of space in the fridge and we had a nice lunch as we tootled along. 

Due to an accident at the port in Vancouver, the waters were rather full of freighters waiting to load or unload. We circumnavigated one of them, the Bonanza. Rather large.

No Naked Flames!

Mt Baker in the hazy distance
Another day we went out to Sooke, where we had spent a week a few years ago. We walked out on the spit and found many delights. One was a swing dangling from a tree! Elaine was the only one small enough to trust her weight to it, and she had a great time! Look how low the sun is, and this is just maybe 2 in the afternoon.

Elaine in store-bought Chicken Hat
The view was incredible. These are the Olympic mountains in Washington. So gorgeous!

I couldn't leave a beach like this without a few pictures of rocks, now, could I? I hear that some call these ones with the lines around them "lucky rocks" and that's good enough for me.

This was my favourite, but I left it behind
These next few were taken on the day of the panto, as we were walking around town.

Cormorants, zoomed in upon
Elaine got a kazoo for Christmas, and here she is performing her debut at the Sidney Opera House, or whatever they call it. A kazoo is a fine thing, out of doors.

Nice old bit of wood on the beach

One day we went to Beacon Hill Park.

Did someone take a strip of bark off a few years in a row, or what?

rocks to clamber on

kids posing with large tree

Peacock just wandering around. Very good at posing for the camera

arty water

The sun did really, truly come out later in the week. 

And then it was time to put all our stuff in a heap and head to the airport.

My jacket and bag; Elaine's backpack

1 comment:

  1. wonderful!
    looks like you all had a great time! thanks for sharing so many fun photos!


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