Photo Hunt – Bright

Bright Night Lights, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I’m late with the photo this week, and very late for my previous entry, but better late than never as they say. I took this one this last week while strolling around Victoria Harbor. I was there for a few days of R and R.  The lights areContinue reading “Photo Hunt – Bright”

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Photo Hunt – Water

Looking Out, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I’m a week late with this… actually, over a week late. But, I have a good excuse. I was on vacation and didn’t have fast enough internet to upload photos. I’ve been playing catch up since getting home. So… the June 21 photo hunt was water. I was standingContinue reading “Photo Hunt – Water”

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Tall Ships Passing

Tall Ships Passing, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. As we crossed the Strait of Juan de Fuca several tall ships passed us. Probably 6 or 7 in all. It’s amazing to see just one, let alone a whole parade of them. We had a really nice time in Canada, and so did Weston.  Never has thereContinue reading “Tall Ships Passing”

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A Look From Inside

A Look From Inside, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. We spent the entire voyage across the Juan de Fuca Strait outside in the front of the ferry because Weston was allowed on deck, but not inside. However, sometimes a girl has to go in for a brief, uh, rest. Out there in the very front, orContinue reading “A Look From Inside”

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Leaving the Harbor

Leaving the Harbor, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The morning of Wednesday, June 25, we headed down to the ferry dock and boarded for our trip across the Juan de Fuca Strait to Port Angeles, Washington. From there we headed home, with stop at the McMenamin’s Olympic Club in Centralia for a bite of lunch. TheContinue reading “Leaving the Harbor”

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Victoria Harbor

Victoria Harbor, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. After enjoying what Butchart Gardens had to offer on Tuesday, June 24, we went down by the harbor for a lovely dinner, thanks Mary and Martin for taking us out, and a walk near the harbor to check out the lights.

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Butchart

Butchart, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Tuesday afternoon we headed to what is probably considered to be one of the main attractions near Victoria, Butchart Gardens. Only Karen had been there before, and she’d not seen it in bloom, so it was sort of a new experience for all of us.

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Leaving and Arriving

Leaving and Arriving, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Later Tuesday morning we ventured out with Mary and Martin to grab some breakfast at a local bagel place and then walk around a bit more in the city. We found ourselves walking across the Johnson Bridge and then around the harbor. Sea planes are very common here.Continue reading “Leaving and Arriving”

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Fan Tan Alley

Fan Tan Alley, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Tuesday morning, June 24, Karen and I took Weston for a little walk around downtown Victoria and ended up finding Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest commercial street in North America. It’s in the Chinatown area and as we walked down we met one of the shop owners outContinue reading “Fan Tan Alley”

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The Bear

The Bear, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. There’d been signs saying there were black bears in the area along the Juan de Fuca trail and that you should use caution… and, if you happened to encounter one, what you should do. We read them, and hoped we didn’t have to use them. On our hike upContinue reading “The Bear”

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Botanical Beach

Botanical Beach, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. As we wandered along the trail of Juan de Fuca we eventually made it to the Botanical Beach. This place was amazing. There were huge pools sunken in the rock. Some several feet deep and loads of wild life living in these pools. Pretty spectacular and like nothing I’dContinue reading “Botanical Beach”

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