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Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park on a clear and cold morning. The Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) located on Circle Drive across from the Children’s Farm is looking particularly golden this morning. It is the most photographed, admired and climbed tree in the park and was...

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Goldstream Chum Run

Goldstream Chum Run

The Goldstream Chum run was quite small this year. By the last week in November the salmon corpses are everywhere and the seagulls scavenging as many eggs as they could... all the while screeching "mine, mine"

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At The Cenotaph

At The Cenotaph

Murray Rankin & Linda Hannah made Joe's day again. A chair with his name in the front row was provided. Lot's of "thank you for your service" comments and hand shakes from complete strangers. Warm emotions. Then a 500 m hike to the Legion for more back patting and...

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The OZ Crew

The OZ Crew

Seann, Amanda, Isla & Silas were visiting The True North Strong & Free again this year. Here we are at the old standby, Don Mee's for yet another sumptuois meal.

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Beacon Hill Herons

Beacon Hill Herons

This is the height of Heron season here at the Beacon Hill Park Rookery. Over the last 5 years the Herons have returned to Beacon Hill Park. There must be in the neighbourhood of 50 nests again. The chicks are just starting to fledge.

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Victoria Day Parade

Victoria Day Parade

We're always big fans of Victoria's Victoria Day Parade. This is the 120th Year... it first started in 1893 to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday. We are glad to be able to walk 15 minutes from our condo to the center of Victoria. I love a parade. We were also...

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A Walk in the Park – Francis/King

A Walk in the Park – Francis/King

A beautiful day on the Island. Eleven kilometres of gentle woodland trails Spring wildflower meadows A nature centre and meeting room The Elsie King Trail, a cedar boardwalk with access for people with disabilities Trail connections to Thetis Lake Regional Park Size:...

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Camus – Beacon Hill Park

Camus – Beacon Hill Park

Parts of Beacon Hill Park are a mass of blue: the camus is peaking. Rhododendrons are also just beginning and should peak in another week or two if the warm weather continues. Wander down to the far end of the park and the Beacon Drive-In for an ice...

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The End of the Blue Bridge

The End of the Blue Bridge

Thar she goes... The Johnson Street bridge (The Blue Bridge) was completed in 1924 at a cost of $918,000 (27 per cent higher than the estimated cost of $720,000). Victoria City council gave approval-in-principle to replace the 85-year-old Johnson Street Bridge in...

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Turtle Log at Beacon Hill Park

Turtle Log at Beacon Hill Park

13 turtle today (the most I've ever seen is 17 on the log at 1 time), just trying to get warm in the spring sun. Beacon Hill Park’s Red-eared slider turtles are not native turtles. They are exotic pet store turtles transported to the lake by Victoria...

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