Island View Beach has a certain austere beauty but I'm happy it also has a nice sandy trail above the driftwood line because it is what I call an ankle-breaker beach. Going for a stroll on rocks this size almost guarantees you will be limping by the time you get home (unless, of course, you are a seagull).
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!