Miraloma on the Cove
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An early start today with a bus trip to Butchart Gardens, THE attraction in Victoria. Easy to see why as they are quite stunning, even this late in the season. Plenty of use has been made of foliage as well as flowers. The gardens are divided up into section. The sunken and Japanese gardens were our favourites. Japanese garden does not have any flowers in it, just textures of plants ...
... of my progress and well being. The reaction I have received has been varied but most are happy to see me try it, and some think I have gone off the deep end.
Spain has never been high on my list as a destination, and I don't know why. I've enjoyed holidays in other European countries, love the older buildings, architecture and history.
For some reason I've put Spain in a different category, a poorer cousin perhaps. From what I have read, I will be ...
Another great day....is this sounding repetitive? But is was...first we wandered round Sidney and along the waterfront....you cannot see the mainland from here - all that you see are many islands, some Canadian and some American. The border does a crooked line between them. Sidney is a rather beautiful and serene place, where the ferries from Vancouver and Anacortes arrive. Our plan was to go to ...
... within 100 feet of about 20 harbor seals resting and swimming on and around a breakwater. HEAVEN. A few swam up to check us out, and as we walked back to the car we would periodically see a sleek little head pop out of the water as if to say goodbye. Melina and I contemplated jumping in to live as part of the pod, but we figured it would be warmer to sleep in a bed so we returned home.
What a perfect end to our time on Vancouver Island.
... too much to write.
I used to journal all of our travels but got out of the habit years ago and now every time we come back from a trip I regret that I didn't write anything down. As a former teacher used to say, my mind has become like a sieve. So this time Zach encouraged me to use the public format as incentive to write, but it is so against my nature to put myself out there like this that every entry is agony. Hopefully it will ...