The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa
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... chosen this route because it follows the coast which offers better scenery, less people than the Camino Frances, and more of a challenge with the hills.
Gearing up has been a challenge, boots, backpack, quick dry clothing, poles, all new to me. I have come to enjoy the walking to get in shape, weight loss a bonus.
After watching the movie The Way, I thought that is something I would like to do some day, so here we go, completely out of my comfort zone.
... by an old historic church, paused at a vineyard (Church and State) where we tasted and bought a Pinot grigio to go with tomorrow's dinner, and then on to the gardens. Amr and I had been there in 1997 with Carole and John (but we have no record of that as the next day our camera was totally drenched and wrecked in rain while on a whale watching trip - then the days of film) and were eager to ...
... drove for about an hour to the highly recommended "Sooke Potholes." We had understood these to be holes of water that you could sit and swim in. Sounded cool and reminiscent of tide pools so we were picturing a beautiful ocean setting where we could picnic and relax while the kids searched for shells and crabs.
Unfortunately Diane was showing signs of carsickness on the way over so we skipped the town of Sooke and our ...
... to be seen, this time an eagle spotting it's prey, swooping around it's prey and attempting to seemingly knock it from the sky. An incredible sight in an incredibly beautiful country.
We did round one bend to find the Rocky Mountaineer train coming the opposite way around the adjacent track... unfortunately Doug was driving and I just didn't get to the camera quickly enough ;-)
However we made the mistake ...
... only one two person tent and we were of three people. Being the man my father is and the experience he has sleeping on beaches, he graciously slept on the beach, not only one but two nights! Lucky for our conscience the stars were out and the mosquito's were absent and he appeared to have as good of a sleep as we did in his tent.
List of Animals we saw
-River Otters (Found in the sea but are not Sea Otters, who ...