Arbutus Cove Guesthouse
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Woke up early for a change to a beautiful sunrise on the beach. Kevin and Charlie decided to split ways on a quest for food while I went to get my shoes repaired. Biked along Beach Road, which turned out to be a strenuous climb with a breathtakingly scenic overlook into the Pacific Ocean. Oak Harbor shoe repair was nestled deep into the woods down several gravel roads on Quiet Lane. The owner, Lily was a Japanese teacher for home school students and ran ...
... I told. Jack how cool the model jet was that he gave me when I was a kid. Very interesting guy. Then on the walk back to their car, he started telling me about being in sub in 69 in White Sea gathering intelligence on Ruskies! Jeezuz! Too soon, it was over. I told them they are welcome to come stay with us when in Vancouver to see their daughter Heather. Big story there... Mom wanted alone time, no more walking so we split up. I was going to walk, but ...
... They said other visitors have said the same.
The early displays in particular were really enjoyable. There were a number showing special historical events, especially battles. There was one showing a devastated town in Germany in 1945 as well as a Pioneer villages and some Civil War scenes. The highlight was a huge display representing the Trans Canada railway. It had displays representing important centres from Vancouver through the Hope area and on to Toronto and then ...
... the flowers!). The colours were amazing! And as one of the ladies around me said, they were HUGE!!!!
The Rose Garden was lovely, unfortunately not many roses were out so you had to imagine what it would have been like when the roses were all in full bloom. But the set out was really cute, with lots of little gates and fountains.
Then it was to the Japanese Gardens - ...
... make good use of our waterproof gear.
This morning was a pleaseant surprise with warm temps and a bit of sun trying to break through. A brisk walk to the sea side followed breakfast and then a motoring tour of Oak Bay through to Victoria, capped off by lunch at the Royal Victoria Yacht club, where tomorrow, HRH Prince Andrew will also take lunch. Mike and Signi are invited. Somehow Annette and I were ...