Fern and I took advantage of a warm sunny afternoon on Friday to head over to the eastern side of Victoria and visit Cattle Point. In Victoria's early days (mid-19th century) cattle were offloaded here to swim ashore. That brilliant blue in the above photo is just how the ocean looked - in fact, it was so blue I was tempted to turn down the saturation a bit to make it seem more realistic.
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!