Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MORE PLAYING :)

I had some lovely photos to show you yesterday but Blogger wouldn't cooperate, so I'm trying again today.

The first thing we saw en route to Chatham Island was this boat ...

The tide was really low and the owner must not have been paying attention -- but when we went by later to get better pics, he'd already floated off the rock and was gone!

Lots of Garry Oaks ...

And this 'inukshuk' that someone created up on a bank...

Erin and Julie climbed up this ridge to get a photo of a lovely arbutus tree at the top ...

... and discovered prickly pear cactus growing wild everywhere...

Then we went off exploring in the dinghy, and saw the lighthouse...

... and a mama seal nursing her baby...

... and great blue herons...

Later in the day, the wind blew up and we didn't feel secure in that anchorage so we moved over to Cadboro Bay, passing this scenery en route...

Cadboro Bay is much more 'citified' but it was still lovely...

We watched the laser sailors for awhile, and then Victoria's two best-known tall ships, the Pacific Grace and the Pacific Swift, sailed in to anchor for the night...

Yesterday I did manage to get some work done before it got too hot, but then our oldest grandson, Joshua, arrived on the train, so off we went to the beach again. Joshua, at 15, is now officially 6 feet tall!

Nice to get one picture of 'all the men in my life...'

(I know Michael looks like he was in pain there, but the sun was just bugging him!)

Today is a work day until I can't stand the heat another minute!

1 comment:

0521kt said...

Oh I miss Garry oaks! Nice pictures.

-kate