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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Christmas Hill

Though Fern and I have lived in Victoria for many years we still find that there are new places to discover. The photo above is from our first visit to Christmas Hill earlier this week. Christmas Hill is part of the nature reserve of Swan Lake, which is visible in the foreground of the above photo. It offers splendid views of the city in every direction and has a wealth of wonderfully made paths and trails through a Garry Oak woodland that was carpeted on this day with rich blue-purple Camas flowers (visible on the bottom of the above photo). It's a real gem of a park with the best views of the city.

4 comments:

JoJo said...

So those would be the Olympic Mountains? Do I also see some kind of domed building too? Is that new?

Mike Laplante said...

My neck of the woods...

I was up there last week for some fabulous photos...
Great view of Mt. Baker...
http://www.tales-from-a-pale-blue-dot.com/2013/04/volcano.html

On this clear day the mountains in the background were awesome...
http://www.tales-from-a-pale-blue-dot.com/2013/04/city-by-sea.html
Look for the warship on the Strait

Christmas Hill is the best place in town to get a 360 of the south end of the island. If you have binos and you know what you're looking for you'll be amazed at the landmarks and buildings you can see from up there.

William Kendall said...

What a view!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous view!