Tag: Vancouver Island

enjoying a cozy, grey day

Healthy Mindset – Day 10 It was raining and snowing all morning and now it’s just grey and windy outside, so today it feels perfectly normal to stay inside, get cozy and have that extra cup of coffee. My routine has been to write… Continue Reading “enjoying a cozy, grey day”

Brrrrrrr………

Currently in Regina, SK Clear -33°C Feels like -44 Let’s go to the beach instead…

Sheringham Point Lighthouse

I was going through my pictures to find something I haven’t posted before and realized I never got around to posting pictures from a walk to the Sheringham Point Lighthouse (built in 1912) near Sooke on Vancouver Island from a trip there in June.… Continue Reading “Sheringham Point Lighthouse”

daisies at Orveas Bay

These are daisies at Orveas Bay Resort on Vancouver Island near Sooke (about 45 minutes from Victoria).  I spent about an hour one morning just wandering around taking pictures of all the daisies on the property.  It was one of my favourite memories of… Continue Reading “daisies at Orveas Bay”

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… Continue Reading “walking to the beach”

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… Continue Reading “Shirley Delicious”

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.

travel musings

I always think of going on vacation and coming home kind of like a new start.  It’s a chance to take a deep breath, see new sights, maybe experience new things, and maybe even come home with a new perspective on something that’s been… Continue Reading “travel musings”

vacation

I work today then I’m on vacation for a little over a week – going to one of my favourite places, Vancouver Island.  This picture was taken near Tofino at Mackenzie Beach a couple of years ago.  That isn’t the destination this time, although… Continue Reading “vacation”

Butchart Gardens

I’m planning a trip to Vancouver Island and really looking forward to visiting Butchart Gardens in Victoria again.  Looking back at pictures from 2009 when I was there for the first time, I realized this is where my love of taking close up pictures… Continue Reading “Butchart Gardens”