Category Archives: Canada – Vancouver Island

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 … Continue reading

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Arts observed here and there

We love seeing art pop up on our everyday walks. Why do we see this kind of art encouraged (and thriving!) in only some places? The best-of-the-best so far on our travels has been in Porto, Portugal – with amazing … Continue reading

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Revisiting and discovering the ties that bind us

When we revisit a favorite place, we expect the same magic we found on our first visit. Of course, every visit is a little different, and, usually, knowing what’s around the next bend in the trail turns into a comfortable … Continue reading

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A totem town

Joyce suggested we take a day-trip up the road to Duncan on Vancouver Island. Really? For starters, we had no idea where Duncan was or why we’d drive all the way up there. But Joyce and Jerry were visiting us … Continue reading

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Three strikes and we were out!

The day looked to be perfect for an outing, and we chose Point Ellice House as our destination. The historic house belonged to the same family for over 100 years, and, in a place like Victoria, that’s a long time. … Continue reading

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Variety is the spice of life

We want variety, color, drama, and beauty on the walks we take each day. Is that too much to ask? We think not. Scenic walking routes criss-cross Victoria, located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Many days we walked … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s best to be satisfied with the little things

They met in Paris in the 1920’s and became friends. She was an orphaned girl who lived with her adoptive, domineering mother. He was an exiled Georgian Prince of Abkhazi. She settled in Shanghai. They both ended up interned in … Continue reading

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