Roads are clear. Time for a drive into Victoria and a walk along the Songhees waterfront area with a lunch stop along the way. Seven of us did about 8 to 9 Km today. Map and photos below. -- DeNNis.
|Parked the cars at Bamfield Park off Craigflower Rd (top - near center) and did a large counter-clockwise loop as shown. Not too much in photo-ops until we got to West Bay Marina (bottom left).|
West Bay Marina has expanded a lot since we last were there.
It now goes from where the old Work Point Barracks gate was
to where Head St starts up the hill.
|The "facilities" at the end of West Bay Marina.|
|Lots of floating homes.|
|A heron sitting in the tree ignoring all the commotion below.|
|A very busy harbor. Float planes coming and going --|
|The foot-passenger ferry from Seattle --|
|And the Coho heading for Port Angeles, Washington.|
|The figure on the right on this little island is shown below.|
|No, we did not stop at Spinnakers Brew Pub.|
|A couple of otters entertained along the walk way.|
|Until they got bored.|
|Lots to see along the walk --|
|Each group minding their own business.|
|The new bridge with lots of space for whatever.|
|Sculling races happening.|
|Checking out the gearing of the new bridge.|
|The little Harbour Ferry fleet.|
|Making our way through Fan Tan Alley.|
|At last -- the Fan Tan Café.|
|Where a good lunch was enjoyed by all.|
|The murals along Government St are very interesting.|
|Spotted on top of a building.|
|The Selkirk Trestle.|
|Back at Bamfield Park -- these are welcome snow drops.|
The playground is very quiet even on Family Day. Probably
something to do with the weather.