Tag: travel

walking to the beach

There are a lot of beaches to check out between Sooke and Port Renfrew.  To get to most of them you have to walk through beautiful forests (downhill all the way, some of the uphill walks on the way back were a killer on…

Shirley Delicious

To get to Orveas Bay Resort you take a left turn at Shirley Delicious if you are coming from Sooke.  Shirley is the name of the district between Sooke and Jordan River, hence the name Shirley Delicious.  This little cafe is a gem. We…

You know you are having a relaxing vacation when….

I’ve seen hummingbirds before, of course.  But, added up, over the course of six days at Orveas Bay, hours were spent just watching three hummingbirds come and go at the feeder. I didn’t realize how entertaining they can be – they chased each other…

anticipation

These kids had such fun anticipating the waves and then running away from them, laughing the whole time.  The older girl never let go of their hands.  It was fun to watch.

reflection

At this time last year, I was anticipating my trip to the Great Bear Rainforest in northern BC.  I had lots of conflicting thoughts – did I make the right decision in choosing this trip to celebrate a momentous birthday?  I wanted to do…

Old Quebec

When I was a little kid, we had to drive long distances to visit relatives.  I used to wish there was a fast forward button so we could just get there.  On this rainy, dreary April Sunday afternoon, I would use that fast forward…

Road Trippin’ 2014

I’m in the midst of planning a road trip for late spring along the West Coast of the US ending up in Wine Country…of course!  I always take pictures from the car and here’s a sampling of my road collection….

Taking A Moment

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ― Henry Miller These are two of my favourite pictures from my trip to the Great Bear Rainforest last June. I’ve posted…

Lahaina Public Library

Since my brother and sister-in-law are off to Hawaii this week, I’ve been going through my Maui pictures and dreaming of a tropical paradise. Maybe I should apply for a job here. I’m very well qualified. And the Pacific Ocean… just around the corner?…

happy place

Some days you just need your happy place.  I have a few..