While it took a long time to come this year, Victoria has been having a nice hot summer and even the normally chilly evenings have been warm enough for a thin-blooded person like myself to enjoy being out-of-doors. Thus I was lucky to catch this young performer on the Inner Harbour Causeway earlier in the week, just as the sun was setting. His name is Alec Young and if you are fortunate enough to hear him playing and singing his own songs I am sure you will be as impressed as I was. Probably the majority of buskers are guys with guitars but this young man is really outstanding, wonderfully controlled vocals accompanied with precise and dynamic work on the guitar.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!