Thursday, August 4, 2011


After our research cruise, we did a tour of the city. Our local volunteers and I (the former resident) showed the others around. It was a beautiful day.

the EmpressVictoria hanging flower basketsBC Parliament
Emily Carr and friendEmily Carr and friend Emily Carr and monkey friend

I kind of liked how Parliament was overrun by children.

by Parliament
Government StJohnson
JohnsonMarket SquareChinatown, Victoria

Put a bird on it
I had to explain this reference to my colleagues, none of whom had seen Portlandia.

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Chinatown, Victoria
Ogden Point
Ogden Point
Olympic mountainsOgden PointVictoria
Victoria kite surfers
BC 190
Victoria, Dallas Road
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Cadboro BayCadboro Bay
Cadboro Bay

I remember playing on the Cadboro Bay octopus when I was in grade 3, and we came to visit my grandfather.

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Cadboro Bay

I spent the rest of my time up on the peninsula.

California poppy
The California poppies are something I miss from my time out west. They're everywhere.

bird sanctuary
I went to the bird sanctuary. This is an oystercatcher.

bird sanctuary

heron -bird sanctuary
That's a great blue heron, but you'll have to take my word for it. Mainly, I got decent photos only of snakes.

bird sanctuary, Sidney
great blue heron
R2D2, Sidney

I spent the evening with friends in town.


sailboat, Sidney
vintage car, Sidney
There are a lot of vintage cars there. There's no winter really, and they seem to last forever.

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