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Friday, August 26, 2016

NOT a Beach...

...But just about a good as a beach. I always enjoy seeing this giant watering can in Beacon Hill Park. It squirts water from spouts here and there all over it and responds to a number of buttons set at kid height. In the summer there's always a half dozen families with small children running around and squealing as the jets spray on them. The buttons make it squirt but not from any predictable place.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gonzales Beach

Gonzales Beach in the late afternoon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Desert Island?

This view always reminds me of what I might see on a desert island but it's actually the western side of Gonzales Beach, a lovely little beach right in the residential area of the city. We'll have a closer look at the beach proper tomorrow. Those mountains in the distance are on the Olympic Peninsula of our American neighbours.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Deja Vu

When I saw this pair on the weekend I felt for an instant I was back in Haight-Ashbury in the sixties. But no, this is Victoria - it's nice to see the spirit still lives on.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Beach Days - Willows Beach


Our coolish summer turned hot last week so I decided it was time for my annual tour of Victoria's beaches. Above is probably the most popular, Willows Beach in Oak Bay.