Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ROAD TRIP, Part Two

Now... where was I? Oh, yes, back at the B & B! Julie decided to brave it, and walk those stairs down to the beach from the B & B . And this is what she saw... (her pic, not mine, of course!)

There's one other beach picture that Julie took, I have no idea where on this trip, but it's a stunning photo and I just have to share it ....

And speaking of beaches, we also drove to the beach where our parents lived for several years -- somewhere I have a photo from almost 30 years ago of my father feeding a trumpeter swan on this beach:

Julie also caught one of me doing what I do best.... :)

(That's a sock I'm working on, and I truly hope to show you the FO's soon!)

We saw several wrecks on this trip ...



But we actually spent quite a bit of time driving around to find the best angles to photograph the 'best' wreck we saw -- it must have been a magnificent tugboat at one time, but not anymore...

We drove all the way around the entire harbour (East Sooke Road, for those of you in the know...) and ended up here, at the entrance to the harbour from the open Pacific Ocean. This entrance is known as quite a navigational challenge -- it's not very deep, and as you can see from the photo, it's a complete "S" curve to get in. Sure is pretty, though!

On our way home to Victoria, we stopped at Royal Roads University in Colwood, because Julie had never seen it (and it has lovely gardens and a real castle on the grounds). But all of that was upstaged by these dudes:

That was the one who wandered off after checking us out, but this guy....

... must have thought we were going to feed him or something. He came right up to Julie's window...

All in all, this was one of my favorite road trips, I think!

We had dinner at Mischa's last night (and not one photo of the boys is worth showing you!) and this morning I'll take Hailey back to the ferry -- and maybe finish those socks at a beach out that way.

Life is good!

5 comments:

Esther V. said...

GREAT Blog, Marilyn!
Would very much enjoy seeing the picture of your Dad feeding the swan!

Dina said...

Magnificent photos this post and last...you're a one-woman travelogue for Vancouver Island. I love your road trips.

As an aside, am wondering if we're confirmed for next Friday?
Dina Fullerton

Crafty Gardener said...

I bet I saw the same peacock when we visited Royal Roads gardens last summer. Great photos. It sounds like a wonderful road trip.

Anonymous said...

That peacock has duly inspected you, that's for sure.

Great pictures. What a shame about those boats.

Anonymous said...

Oh those peacocks! My dad worked there for 22 years - the peacocks would interrupt classes by screeching right outside the windows. He'd be on the phone with another researcher and a peacock would start screeching outside his office. I think there were more of them then. As a kid of course I loved to follow them around.

Looks like a fabulous road trip!

-kate