January 20, 2020

Men's Walking Group

Five of us fitted ourselves into Eds' car and headed down the Malahat to Victoria where we met two more of our walking group at Banfield Park.  From there we proceeded across the Selkirk Trestle and downtown to the Legislature Buildings where we enjoyed a delicious lunch in their Dining Room.  Then it was time to head home.  We walked a distance of about 13 Km and didn't even get rained on.  Map and photos below.  --  DeNNis.

GPS battery exhausted.  Parked at Banfield Park (bottom left).  Trace shows us on Bridge St.  Then onto Bay, Government, Pembroke, Wharf to Parliament Buildings for lunch.  Return to cars via Govenment, Bay and Bridge.

It's not raining.  Time to shed the wet weather gear.

Down through Banfield Park.  Gorge waterway in the distance.

This birdhouse located
in Banfield Park.

Onto the Selkirk Trestle.

A boat sinking by the trestle.  Belongings onto a raft while
trying to rescue the boat.

The Selkirk trestle from the opposite shore.

Some modern artwork not far from the trestle.

The walkway near Larrys' place.

Spotted an Otter swimming in the Gorge upper Harbour.

First Nations artwork on the long fence bordering Government
and Pembroke streets.

Eyeing the bicycles - must be tired of walking.

Time for a quick break at Capital Iron Store.

On Wharf Street looking over to the Johnson St. Bridge.

The harbour is busy as usual.

The VtoV boat now retired.  Wanna buy a boat?

Lunch time.  We can almost smell it!

You can see the satisfaction of full stomachs.  Lunch was excellent
and we even had white tablecloths and cloth napkins for the first time on our walks, and the Notka room to ourselves.  Good thing the Legislature wasn't sitting or we could have been bumped by an MLA?

The mens washroom facilities give an idea of the age of the Parliament Buildings.  Sort of like the old railroad stations in the UK?

Back across the Selkitk Trestle to Bamfield Park.

At least they kept the boat from going under as the tide receaded.

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