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Monday, September 25, 2017

Love Locks?

On the rocky shore below the West Bay Walkway is this strange construction of flotsam and jetsam that has lately been attracting those mysterious people who like to put padlocks on fences at significant locations. Someone told me that lovers who plight their troth like to mark that pledge by locking a padlock at that location as a symbol of their undying love. Hmmm...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Ripple Effect

Walking around Langford Lake on a section of raised boardwalk I was peering over the edge looking into the water when I realized what a lovely pattern the breeze was creating on the water's surface. - Fern

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Another bright and beautiful day today and the causeway was almost as busy as mid-summer. I was lucky to catch one man band Dave Harris doing an afternoon performance when he was joined for a few numbers by Marty Lewis on harp and vocals. It was a great way to spend an afternoon.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lunch With A View

Victoria has a number of seaside restaurants that boast a nice view but for my money the best of them is Red Fish Blue Fish below the old Customs House on Wharf Street. Judging by the lineups at this place, the food is great; if it's even half as good as the view, it must be. I've not eaten the fish but the chips are excellent.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

What the...?

So, the unusual rigging on this ship caught my eye as I wandered around on the docks below Wharf Street yesterday. It intrigued me to the point where today I looked up the ship's name, Amara Zee, online. That strange rigging on top is not, as I guessed, a fishing platform for some unusual kind of fish or fishermen. The ship is a performance vessel and is here to perform "Nomadic Tempest", an experimental rock opera performed on a tall ship. On the preview video it looks like an incredible spectacle - it's on tonight and I may drop down the the harbour to see what I can see. Here's a link to the website - Caravan Stage Company.