Monday, March 26, 2018

White slopes, blue skies


As winter slides into spring, the snow on our local ski mountain is slowly turning soft. The good news though is that ski days are getting sunnier.

Friday, March 23, 2018

A tale of herring do

A gathering of gulls...
Gulls gather to gorge...
A few weeks ago in Parksville on Vancouver Island, the arrival of the herring run was the signal for fishing boats and seagulls to arrive in huge numbers.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

View from The Blue Crab

Victoria harbour at dusk...
The glow of lights on the water...

One of our favourite restaurants is Victoria’s Blue Crab Seafood House. Its previous name of The Blue Crab Bar and Grill didn't accurately reflect its fine dining atmosphere. It’s one of the pricier places in town which is why we don’t eat here often. However, the food is worth every penny. We’ve never had a bad experience here.

What makes it extra special is the view of the harbour from the large picture windows that make up one wall. As you eat, you are treated to the ever changing vista of a working harbour. Pleasure craft, water taxis, ferries, sea-planes, and kayaks keep things interesting. When we ate there last week, the glow of the lights on the water from the condo towers on the far side looked magical.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Laid back lizard

A friendly iguana entertains the crowds at a Huatulco restaurant...
Bored? Mellow? Irritated? Who can tell?
Visiting a local restaurant during our Huatulco vacay, we encountered this goodly sized iguana who would pose for pictures.

S/he seemed all good with being handled, but how would I know a pissed-off iguana if I saw one? Also, I'm not sure allowing an iguana into a restaurant to be handled by staff and patrons would pass hygienic muster here in Canada.