Lake Louise Tulips

Just some pretty tulips spotted by the Chateau Lake Louise sign (I was happier with this picture than with the pictures I took of Lake Louise, actually).

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Lake Louise

It seemed like every tourist in the Banff area decided to visit Lake Louise today. It was busy!!! But, also beautiful. Someday, I went to spend the night at the Chateau Lake Louise.

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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 the thighs!).

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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 passed by it several times before we stopped in and I’m […]

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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 away from the feeder and around the yard and then would […]

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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.

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