Summer idyll

We spent our summer in Canada, and, by late August, too few summer days were ahead of us. Time to look back and assess this summer to better plan our next grand SUMMER VACATION!

What were we looking for? First up, our priority was the BEST WEATHER we could AFFORD.   (We’re on a budget.) For summer 2015, we wanted our days to be perfectly warm but not hot and steamy. Since we planned to economize and stay in North America, Canada’s exchange rate looked favorable.

We knew what would keep us happy and settled on Victoria at the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia for a summer idyll. It had exactly what we were looking for.

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PLEASANT WALKING (Plus, for Joe, miles of bike paths.)

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WATER VIEWS

FUN WITH FRIENDS

FUN WITH FRIENDS

INTERESTING ARCHITECTURE

INTERESTING ARCHITECTURE

GARDENS

FLOWERS

CULTURE

CULTURE @ the Royal BC Museum

ADVENTURE

ADVENTURE

HAPPINESS ….One of our last days in Victoria we stopped at Bliss, a vegan café, to share a (delicious!) mocha milkshake. The subtle smile said it all.

HAPPINESS ….One of our last days in Victoria we stopped at Bliss, a vegan café, to share a (delicious!) mocha milkshake. The subtle smile said it all.

 

 

August 2015

About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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7 Responses to Summer idyll

  1. So glad your summer adventures included some bliss!

  2. icelandpenny says:

    I’m happy it worked out so well for you. May your future travels be just as rewading

  3. Cliff Mail says:

    Looks like a great mix, the walking and biking are certainly high on our priority list, I suspect weather may start featuring given our experiences here in the British Isles. Where are you heading for autumn?

  4. Jerry says:

    Is that Joe or Beth in the parachute?

    • Ah, our adventure in paragliding had us standing precariously only 20-some feet from the edge of a that cliff taking photos of that guy. He had helmet and overhauls, but we wore no safety equipment.

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