May 26, 2014

Men's Walking Group

Perfect weather for walking again today  -  Good company  -  No big hills.  How much better can it get??   A few photo ops - will have to leave a couple out.   -   DeNNis.

Google Earth version of our walk.  Starting top left corner and going clockwise around airport.  Ignore blue line through center - it was the "as the crow flies" result of driving around to Mary's Bleue Moon Cafe after our walk.
These signs were up in many places along the trail - showing our location and info on various subjects about the airport.

Gate posts at hospital hill - nice picnic spot - but not much shade anywhere around the airport.

What on earth are these???  Maybe they are not for earth - nose cones for space shuttles???  There are over a dozen of them - huge cone shapes propped up on wooden supports  -  no intelligent guesses from our group.

Beacon Ave., Sydney just over the highway.

Not much of a floral showing  -  a few poppies

- and daisies along the fence line.

This was interesting though - saw a couple of these.  Mother Nature can grow trees in fence posts.

The Spitfire Cafe  -  used to be very popular.  Maybe it still is, haven't been there for a long time.

Quoting from the Saturday, May 24th Times Colonist  -  "It's a massive place that could swallow the equivalent of a dozen ice-rinks like the one at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.  The 215,280-square-foot home of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron opens in mid June at Victoria International Airport.  Eventually the $104-million structure will house nine Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters. 

At last  -  Lunch time.

"Hurry up and get the picture - we are hungry."  Lots of great food - including the "barley sandwiches."

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