Sunset Marine Resort
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... walking wise but it was completely and utterly worth it. The Gardens were truly amazing and I could see why they are such a draw card and I will now be saying to people who come to Victoria "You simply MUST go see the Butchart Gardens!"
FYI I took a heap of photos at Butchart Gardens but am only uploading some of them here. If you are friends with me on Facebook, I have a whole album dedicated to the gardens.
Hurricane Ridge is a road in the park that takes you to the trail head for a 1.2 mile, each way, 700 ft gain hike. Panoramic views are guaranteed as long as it is clear. With iffy weather coming later in the week, today's forecast is supposed to be the most promising so up to Hurricane Ridge we went.
We had an incredibly situated picnic before setting out for a fairly challenging hike. We were rewarded with one of the most (if not the most) beautiful hikes we have ever been ...
... in the way of other traffic. As we went higher the snow became thicker on the ground either side of the road and looked less coloured by fallen leaves and pine needles but had obviously been recently cleared by snow ploughs and blowers. After turning off right from what would become the West Diamond Lake Highway we continued climbing on the OR 62, the road now bordered on both sides by piled high snow in places lying metres deep.
The sight of the closed ...
... of small fishing ports and you can get off for an hour or so, or stop for a day or two and catch another ferry. It's very flexible and many people do just that - even those with their own RV as some of the isolated ports do have a 20-100 mile of road - all with the Tongass National Forest which provides camping grounds and hiking trails - and that's better still.
Gotta say the BC Ferry, Northern Explorer is a much more modern boat than any of the AMH ferries, ...
... here, Jack and Sue moved here less than a year ago and are seeing it through "new" eyes and we enjoy listening to them talking about how they are enjoying the mild weather. Our long long long time friends Ron and Peggy have been kind enough to act as tour guides for the Victoria area, explainingj the history and pointing out landmarks. There are many pictures attached to this blog which ...