Friday, October 25, 2019

Victoria, B.C. October 25, 2019

My home away from home here on Dallas Road is an ideal location for beautiful scenery walks just out my door.  This time when I slid the door closed behind me, I left the car parked, walked right on by it and made a right hand turn aiming for downtown Victoria.  It's a bustling touristy city and I wanted to get caught up in it.

It was a happening place early.  Victoria had high winds today so Fisherman's Wharf was a rockin & a rollin!  Growing up on the east coast I developed very strong sea legs but being away from that for so long, I felt a little tipsy on The Wharf.  The thought crossed my mind that I would love to stay in the floating bed & breakfast but I would need a guarantee of calm weather.  The little permanent homes here were adorable.

I followed a part of the David Foster Walkway towards the Inner Harbour.  Boats, big & little, were coming and going to Washington, to Vancouver, to just across the harbour.

Government Street and side streets off it have such a personality.  The area is enjoyable to stroll along, to window shop, to people watch.  After doing lots of that and eating my lunch by the Harbour, I paid for my ticket, then hopped on the Hop On Hop Off bus with intentions of sitting back and enjoying the entire 90 minute trip.  Around the 20 minute time frame I realized I was dozing off as we were approaching Beacon Hill Park, so I hopped off there now with no intention to hop on again.  

All of Beacon Hill Park was a picture perfect autumn delight.  I strolled and strolled, got lost got found.  I covered a good portion it and felt fulfilled by the beauty I saw.  I found an exit where Cook Street Village was close by.  I shuffled through the leaves towards a coffee shop with an outside patio and sipped a pumpkin spice latte.  Then homeward bound I headed to drop gear and get back out there for two more hours walking towards Ogden Point and back to see another spectacular sunset sight.  Sweet it was!  This whole day was sweet!

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